Offsite – Day 6 and the Finale

Our offsite project (Day 2 is here, Days 3, 4, 5 are here.) is finally finished.

Before
Before
Painted, carpeted, and furnished.
Painted, carpeted, and furnished.

There will be a postlude but for now we are finished.

Even the door got a new coat of paint.
Even the door got a new coat of paint.
Charlie sealed the seams with caulk.
Charlie sealed the seams with caulk.

We painted the walls and woodwork.

The room's occupant preferred wall-to-wall carpet.
The room’s occupant preferred wall-to-wall carpet.

We changed out the old carpet.

We rearranged some of the furniture -- this chair used to be across the room.
We rearranged some of the furniture — this chair used to be across the room.

We pared down the contents of the living room including removing a lot of chains.

Chains
Chains
More chains
More chains

There were chains holding a hanging lamp, chains holding a glass globe filled with fake flowers, and chains connecting some wall decoration.

The rattan chair was brought in from the porch.
The rattan chair was brought in from the porch.

We’ve been set free from the chains.

The vintage sofa
The vintage sofa
The new pale blue Ektorp sofa from Ikea
The new pale blue Ektorp sofa from Ikea

We replaced the vintage sofa with a new pale blue one from Ikea.  The old sofa had a matching chair which we had hauled away with the old sofa.

Before the renovation.
Before the renovation.
The wall behind the sofa needs some art work but I think the resident might return the mirror to this space.
The wall behind the sofa needs some art work but I think the resident might return the mirror to this space.

The work team is happy that the room has been lightened and simplified.  The resident is delighted with her newly freshened living room.

The new double curtains rods have been ordered from Home Depot.
The new double curtains rods have been ordered from Home Depot.

The only items remaining on the to-do list are rehanging the curtains on new rods and returning the artwork to the walls which we will do when the resident has all the pieces together and gives us a call.

Is there a piece of furniture in your house you would like to get rid of but can’t bring yourself to do so?

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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.

2 thoughts on “Offsite – Day 6 and the Finale”

  1. You did exactly what you set out to do – lightened and brightened this space. It looks good but I wondered if the resident might be in shock. I was glad to read that she is delighted. It’s hard working on some one else’s place, I think, because it’s so easy, for me, to go charging over boundaries without giving the other person time to absorb the direction I want to go in. You’ve done well, your team, and you can all pat each other on the back.

    1. I am encouraged that the resident might feel rejuvenated however she might be in shock also. I have people who encourage me to be bold and others to hold me back. It’s a constant balance. Jo

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