We tore the dirty carpet out of our upstairs last year (I think) and still have not replaced it because with all these dogs and cats we just couldn’t decide what to do. We have very worn pine floors in the original part of the house and I put new pine floors in a pickled white in the piano room. We decided to go with what we were used to – pine floors. I have not done one thing to the upstairs since we tore the carpet out. We’ve been living with sub floors and a general mess and yes, I took pictures of that general mess so you can see the before and after. The main bedroom is the whole second floor with a loft that looks over the living room and dining room walk thru. There is a full bath, a large walk thru closet which leads to another small bedroom. There are beds in the main bedroom, the loft and the small bedroom and I drift from one to another depending on how I’m sleeping on any particular night.
The loft is not very wide and only the landing has headroom to stand up in. Bookcases line the center with a space for a built in TV and the landing is a sunken area about 6′ X 8′. Wouldn’t a kid just love to lounge up there and watch TV?
Through the closet is the small bedroom with some other details that I can show you when this project is complete. The bed is built in and there are 2 large storage areas under the slanted roofline. A ship’s galley stairway leads down to my office. I will take more pictures when we’re done.
Putting the whole house together again is going to be a huge job because they’re bringing everything in through a living room window. The entire living room had to be dismantled so they have a straight shot up the steps with the pine boards after they’re cut. Each room upstairs is emptied and moved as they lay the floor and then shuffled again. Oh but it’s going to take me a month to get it all out back in place again! It will be a good time to sort and throw – spring cleaning at its best! They say that honesty is good for the soul but this much is almost painful. I’ll be anxious to show you the “after” pictures!
And yes, I have two parakeets named Sherman and Timmy. They were listed as Free in the newspaper but I spent almost $140 on cage and equipment, food and supplies by the time I got them home. And they really are so darned messy and dusty. I do like to hear them chirp however.
I would like to attend a function in April and I’m looking for a house/pet sitter for the day. Is there anyone out there in this area who might be interested? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be in touch with you.