Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Deck Ducts and fresh paint

Remember this one? Grimy stairwell to the basement.

A fresh coat of paint makes a big difference!

We had new furnace duct work put in a few rooms that didn't have it. Here is the supply and return running up to the office in the attic. It worked out well to have these ducts come through right next to the chimney. This will be behind the wall of cabinets and shelves to the right of the stove.

The kitchen also got heat for the first time. This is the ductwork before it pops out under the cabinets in the back of the kitchen.

Fresh new ducts heading to the bedroom and living room. The old ducting was likely 50 years old or more and leaked really bad.

There has been an immediate effect in the house since all this work has been done...

MUCH WARMER (imagine that)

With the smell of fresh paint and cozy temps... it is actually starting to feel like we could live there.

After getting the plumbing and ducting completed and ready for inspection we cleaned up the basement. Even IT felt a little bit cozy.

Ready for plumbing inspection

Thanks to the handy work of my dad... the kitchen is ready to call in for plumbing inspection!!!
Basement plumbing looking very sharp (and hopefully ready to pass inspection)
The guy at the paint store told me about this environmentally friendly paint stripper I should try...
So I bought some and and gave it a go on our french doors.

With some pretty good success...
These doors are going to be great when they are all done!!!!

Lots to catch up on

Kitchen is painted and ready for cabinets (as soon as we get the floor down)
Blue paneling is tile backer board. A few more pieces to go up...
The best part of the this pic is my cute wife!
The kitchen has been primed and painted with its final cream color before the cabinets get installed.
The living room ceiling has been primed thanks to a GREAT group of friends that came over last weekend and helped out. We are so thankful to have such wonderful friends giving a hand on the house! Five pairs of extra hands can get a lot of painting done!!! Thank you SO much.

In one weekend we primed the whole kitchen, living room,and dining room with TWO coats of primer. We also finished painting the upstairs office and the bedroom...

Next week the final paint will be done in the living and dining rooms...

Dining Room ready for final paint.