Saturday — What a Bore

My true plan for yesterday was to finish wallpapering the dining room but I’m in a clutter/declutter dilemma.

The foosball table is still in the dining room just under the area I want to paper.
The foosball table is still in the dining room just under the area I want to paper.

We had brought down from the attic our foosball table which we are donating to the youth group.  Unfortunately it is temporarily set up in the dining room awaiting removal by a friend with a truck.  Naturally it’s blocking the area where next I need to paper.  Rats!

Under the sheet are four upholstered dining room chairs we're storing for our son. I see a pile of old lampshades in the right hand corner -- any suggestions?
Under the sheet are four upholstered dining room chairs we’re storing for our son. I see a pile of old lampshades in the right hand corner — any suggestions?

So looking for something else to get involved in I strolled over to the Cottage to see if I could make any headway in the clutter department.

The discard pile before it was soaked by a heavy downpour.
The discard pile before it was soaked by a heavy downpour.

I cleared off some old trim, a piece of foam rug pad, and an empty box which I set outside to be disposed of.  Then it poured down rain.

This has been drying out for a month since our son used it to clean the upholstery on the aforementioned chairs.
This has been drying out for a month since our son used it to clean the upholstery on the aforementioned chairs.

I also moved the carpet shampooer back into the Cottage attic.  We use the shampooer a few times a year so I like to have it handy but out of the way.  It’s much easier to get things out of the Cottage attic than the attic in the house.

Believe it or not the attic is beginning to clear out.
Believe it or not the attic is beginning to clear out.

After I did all I could do in the Cottage (which was not much) I headed up to the attic in the house.  In the back of the attic where we had stored the castle dollhouse I found a box with a game called Skittles.  I’ve eaten many Skittles in my time but have never played Skittles and yet I own one.  Should we keep this or find a new home for it?

This section had been protected in a box and was in good condition.
This section had been protected in a box and was in good condition.

While in this back corner of the attic I opened a large box which had 2 additional pieces to the castle.  I had forgotten how complex it was.  It’s going to take more time to refurbish than I thought.

The paneling in the dining room is being transformed from woodtone to bright white.
The paneling in the dining room is being transformed from woodtone to bright white.

Back in the dining room I gave the paneling under the area that is already papered a coat of white semi-gloss.  Another coat will be necessary but bit by bit we’re finishing.

I started thinking about a color for the interior doors.
I started thinking about a color for the interior doors.

All this boring stuff and cleaning the bathroom was my uneventful Saturday. I know you’re jealous.

What were you up to?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Saturday — What a Bore”

  1. We had a family trip to the city and our local bookstore, but today is a massive clean up day. Housework, yard work and more house work.

    1. I always liked ours (which was sort of pickled) until I saw it in photos and realized it was pinkish and tired looking. Then I found lots of bottom-of-the-wall white paneling on Pinterest and took the plunge. Jo

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