January 26, 2012Living With The Renovation Mess In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
I have to warn y’all……………the following pictures are not pretty! Rather, they show the complete disaster that we had the condo in during the renovation. I think there were times Mom was really worried we would not be able to put it all back together again and she’d have to live on concrete floors, or not have a working shower, or just have to live in a disaster. Renovation really is a lengthy process, that involves many steps. That is why it is really important for me to show y’all everything that we went through – not just the before pictures one week and the all the after pictures the next week.
All of these pictures were taken right after we had just finished painting.
And we’re off!
Here is one of the bedrooms.We had concrete floors for what seemed like forever after we pulled the old flooring, no vent covers, no doors, and paint supplies strewn all over the place – along with the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling!
Mom also had those lovely window coverings made out of paper and blue tape for months and months!
Here is the Living Room area looking towards the kitchen. The folding chairs were our only furniture for months! And there are all of the closet doors and interior doors stacked up and waiting patiently to be dealt with. ugh.
Here is the Living Room looking towards the Bedrooms and Bathroom. You know, it was a big day for me when I was able to put the outlet covers and switch plate covers back on!
And now we are looking towards the Kitchen. The Kitchen was really the epicenter of our paint supplies. We had a bunch of trays, rollers, paint, paper towels, sponge brushes…..etc…etc… you name it, we had it!
And here is Mom’s kitchen. I know, it looks pretty horrible doesn’t it. help.
There are all those doors again…………..just waiting for me. I think they are almost taunting me!
Ok! Whew! We made it through. I promise it will only get better from here!
Come back next Thursday when we do some plumbing and clean up the kitchen cabinets!