Up here in Washington we take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather quickly! Because it can turn on a dime…one weekend of sun can turn into a week of drizzle.
Taking a quick break!
Well the first phase is finished! Now the kitchen and bathrooms are being worked on. It’s looking amazing, like a whole new house! The floors are also waiting to be done, they will be last. Hardwoods are under those carpet pads, the carpeting was removed already but until all the materials and construction crews are finished they will stay as they are. Don’t want to scratch them up.
The fireplace will get a few more coats before it’s complete.
The front door will also be done later after everything is moved in…and out!
Remember the nicotine stained walls? All gone!
The start of the kitchen remodel.
The weather has finally been nice enough to allow exterior painting. Well, the weather and the rest of our schedule. Work still continues on the restoration, in fact it’s almost done. Meanwhile in Bellevue…..be sure to scroll all the way down to see the view we got all day long!
Mask, scrape & caulk in preparation for paint.
That’s a tall ladder.
Windows masked off.
Brick masked off.
Not many people have a view like this throughout their workday!
Moving right along…the homeowner has decided against the dark stain and wants to cover all the wood with paint again. We are almost ready to paint the walls and the kitchen is going to be redone after that. Oh and the floors still need to be done. This whole time they have been protected with old carpeting and underneath are hardwoods just waiting to show themselves!
You can see the dark stain.
Too dark for what the homeowner has planned.
There will be a pass-through to the kitchen (below).
The kitchen just waiting to get updated!
This job is coming right along! The stripped wood looks great but the client is having a hard time choosing stain color. The walls are the original plaster over lathe and she doesn’t want drywall over them so we are filling in cracks. That is why the walls look pink, the product we are using turns them pinkish. No worries, they will be painted. I think it looks rather like modern art actually!
Very modern art looking!
Below is the back bedroom that was so nicotine stained, the smell is starting to leave. Once the paint is finished and the carpet is replaced it will feel (and smell) brand new.
One more for good measure! More to follow.
The restoration is going really well. The wood that is being uncovered is gorgeous! These old houses really have the most amazing craftsmanship and materials. So far the owner wants to restain the wood and paint the walls but what color?! Watch and see, it will all be revealed hopefully by the end of the month.
Just beautiful grain on the wood, I can’t get over it.
We get to restore a fabulous Arts & Crafts style home built in 1925! We are so excited to see the finished result and thank the homeowner for this great opportunity. It’s like an archaelogical dig. We go through layers of dirt, nicotine and grime to reveal the beauty underneath and then restore it to look like new.
Years of smoking can do this to your wallpaper.
Stripping paint from the sills, is that mahogany?!
I will definitely be posting our progress, can’t wait to see it shine!