This week I have many things to be thankful for, but the one thing that takes the top of the list, other than my loved ones and friends is this good news. THE APARTMENT IS DONE!!!
Remember when the photo above was taken just before the tenant moved out. It was quite a mess.
Now it looks like this. No, I didn't change the wallpaper. It was still in great condition and we were just plain tired of doing all the renovations. However, there was a large piece of carpet left over and hubby put it in the front hall. It also has a brand new coat of fresh paint.
This is what the entry way to the stairs looked like when the tenant moved out.
This is what it looked like last night when I took this photo. It is bright, clean and to us it looks wonderful.
This was the smallest bedroom after we'd taken the carpet up. What a mess.
But, as happens in all renovation projects, it got worse. This was all the lathe & plaster from the bathroom - we had to put it all in one room so the men could take it out.
Above is a before photo of the living room. That is the entertainment unit that now sits in my living room. It is solid wood and weighs a ton, but I love it.
Another view of the kitchen. I wish mine were this large. This kitchen is huge and the tenants loved it. As you can see, they are anxious to move in. Those bags beside the refrigerator are new small appliances that were gifts from M's parents. M is a very lovely lady and R is well mannered. They seem like a wonderful couple. I do hope that this all works out. Their references were good, but in my experience that means very little. I hope that my people sense kicked in on this one.
So now that you've had the tour, you can sit back and relax instead of anxiously waiting for me to post these photos. It took us five months to complete this, but it gives us a great feeling of accomplishment. Hubby did things I didn't know he knew how to do. I told him last night that it is my turn now. I really would love to have my kitchen renovated.
In other news, I'm thankful that the Nor' easter missed us. An hour drive west of here had 4 to 6 inches of snow and other parts of Ontario got the same. We got a fine dusting that was gone early this morning. When I came out of the grocery store this afternoon, a few flakes were falling but it didn't amount to anything. I am so thankful. It's way too early to start getting snow. The winter is long enough without shoveling from October. LOL
Take care, stay warm and safe and enjoy the weekend. ~Blessings, Mary~