Friday, February 27, 2009

It's not over

So, in my last post I made it sound as if our house was all finished and wrapped up with a shiny, red bow...but that wasn't case. We didn't spend another night there for 3 months. We couldn't, really. The week after we stayed there in November, the place became a filthy, unliveable worksite again. We had the roof redone, the kitchen workspace installed, the old crepi scraped off the house's facade and replaced with plaster, the front stairs replaced, and certain rooms painted white. But now, except for the painting of the exterior and the garden, all major works are finished. And so two weeks ago, we crept back to the house, laden with a new bed from IKEA and a new slide from Lil'Dawg, to see how everything turned out.

It looks great.

The roof went from this:

To this:

The facade went from this:

To this:

To this:

(Okay, not a great picture, but you get the idea - they replastered it)

The kitchen went from this:

To this:

To this:

To this:

Not bad, eh?


Omar said...

Oh my, I love your house. I've often told my wife we should pack it up and move to europe.. I'll have to live vicariously through you in the meantime. Amazing work you're doing!

Lola said...

Aw, thanks Omar. We love it too. Can't believe we finally get to stay there!