Thursday, November 20, 2008

Getting ready for the Holidays at the Old House

We have been working on the dining room for quite awhile now trying to get it ready for the holidays. This was taken last year and as you can tell the need for a year of neck massages will be in order after painting the ceiling.
Hint, hint to any of my children who happen to read this blog.
But first we have to take down the wallpaper fill in the cracked plaster and then paint.
opps one more look at the ceiling tin.


And then there is the carpet of which we thought would be a breeze to take up.
However the padding was stuck to the floor and the only way we could figure to get it up came by accident when the wallpaper steamer sat steam side down and as we took a break the steam made a wonderful ooooey gooey mess that came up by scooping it with a large drywall knife. This has been a wonderful project. It could only be done a small square at the time. Nobody had any advise for us on what we could use. Adhesive remover probably would have damaged more brain cells than either of us could spare. lol


So where do you think we should serve the turkey?
Thankfully we were asked to join our Pastor and his wife.
So we were very thankful indeed!





5 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I enjoy seeing the progress of your beautiful home. (I get to just watch, no labor involved!! :)
The ceiling is GORGEOUS!!

~Becca~

Cori G. said...

There you are my sweet friend. I have been meaning to email you, but have been crazy busy myself. I think dinner would be lovely right in the middle of all the mess...lol!
your ceiling is just melting my heart.
I hope you're doing well and having fun while you learn to re-balance.

xo Cori G.

The English Cottage Collection said...

Thank you for the lovely comment! What a gorgeous house.....you are doing "my" dream job! I would love to renovate old homes!! I would serve the turkey right under that awesome ceiling!! Debra

Kim's Cottage said...

That to-die-for ceiling alone is worth all the hard work. It's gorgeous!


K-

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh my!! What a big job you are tackling, but how exciting!