Remodel and Renewal

Remember paneled walls? Not the cool wainscoting or shiplap, but the old, brown, thin stuff with the dark indented lines to make it look like fake wood? Well, that’s our family room in a nutshell. Straight out of the 20th century. 🙂

We made the decision that it was time to bring the room into the 21st century. The paneling is gone. Hallelujah!  My husband did all the demo and is in the process of re-insulating the room.

Then the plumbers come in to re-pipe the last part of the house that hasn’t had new plumping since it was built. After that, it’s sheetrock time! I can hardly wait to see what it looks like, and I’ll have to post finished pics if/when we ever get this done.

Once the sheetrock is done, it’s time for my project. Cleaning the fireplace rock.

I’ve done some research into it and it just takes time. I’m also considering re-painting the grout. The sheetrock will be so light, I think the grout will look dull in comparison. But, I won’t be able to decide until I get the rock cleaned.

While waiting for my turn, I decided to get away from it all and renew my psyche in my happy place. The ocean. Whether calm or blustery, it soothes my soul.

I hope you have a place you can head for to renew yourself. We all need that sometimes, eh?

Have a wonderful May!

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9 responses to “Remodel and Renewal

  1. You definitely have to make this a serial post with progress pictures of the renovation. It’s going to be beautiful. So glad you had the recent trip to the beach.

  2. Love it! It’s good to have a handy husband. And I am sure it will look lovely when it’s done. Glad you got back to the beach! Jillian

    • Yep, I love me some beach time. And I’m very grateful to hubby for his construction know-how. Just wish it wouldn’t make him so anxious. A new thing for him, anxiety.

  3. Yes, more pics of the renovation please 🙂 So pleased you got away to your happy place. The ocean really does a great job of blowing off the cobwebs.

  4. More pics of the renovation wanted. Would love to see the end results. Must be so nice to escape to your happy place whilst the work was being carried out. I do miss the sea. 🙂

    • It’s going to be a while on the finished project. We got delayed by plumbing (the wall was open, so the best time to update the plumbing on the other side if it.) But my blog is coming up and I’ll post some updated pictures.

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