The housewarming party was on Saturday 9/24 and was a great success, with lots of people attending, and a great mix of people from law students at Lewis and Clark, architecture students at UO, and lots of other friends and family. Sadly, not many pictures were taken as everyone was too busy watching the Timbers and Ducks play!
I thought I’d post a few updates of what things are looking like around the house now, especially the living room.
The living room, last time you saw it, looked like this:
The walls were a glossy brown, which caught the light and showed every imperfection in the surface of the lathe and plaster. There were probably 500 holes in the walls that needed to be filled – the previous owner had a compulsive habit of nailing tacks and brads into every surface. The curtains were awful and the trim was in bad shape:
The work in here was fairly simple and will be ongoing. It involved caulking and sealing the molding for integrity and aesthetics, and then ample amounts of priming before the topcoat. I decided to use the existing dark hearth color as a focal element to design around, so I chose a cooler grey with the slightest bit of blue, and the white trim that is slowly becoming uniform throughout the house.
I added a simple flush-mount luminaire from IKEA t o light the space, as well as a paper-shade lamp in the corner. The couches in the pictures below ranged from free to fairly cheap, and are actually in great shape and really comfy. Total cost for this room, start to finish, was about $200 bucks + $150 in furniture = $350.