These first photos sort of exemplify the "before" state of the house.
The drastic "love-needingness" of it.
Old carpet, old wall paper, dusty fixture, flaking [lead] paint!
I especially like this one because Clementine's look seems to mirror the house's soul
at this moment in time. Imploring, yeah? Love me.
Plus which the dinged up trim and general state of things are plainly apparent.
That, incidentally, was the last time Clementine would be in "house" (as she calls it, to distinguish it from "home"), until the work is done, lead paint removed and covered, etcetera.
We won't be moving in for a while.
Little girl in a big room.
My future writing space, an enclosed upstairs sunporch! I love it so much so much so much.
It has to be pretty much rebuilt because it is uninsulated and igloo-like right now. Also, it is yellow.
And a "before" and "during" on the upstairs bathroom:
It's hard to tell, but we swiped a closet from the adjoining room to expand the bathroom.
It's been fabulous fun planning a bathroom from scratch (this is all new to us!),
all the more so because I hate our current bathroom.
This is not the bathroom below, just temporary digs for the tub and toilet, which we are keeping.
We kind of love the dinged up blue paint on the floor in here and considered keeping it,
but I think it'll get refinished (by Jim) along with all the others.
So there's a glimpse of things over at "house." Actually, it's a lot more torn up right now--more "during" than "before"--than these pictures make it look. Oh man, I can't wait to nest. I can't even tell you.
Can't wait! But I will wait, a fair while yet, while "radiator guys" and "sewer guys"
and other kinds of guys do their work.