We have to finish renovating our living room and dining room area soon. We started the renovations to these rooms in 2003 and then my mother died, my sister had an operation and ended up in a coma and Chris and I both got sick. Chris is better now, but I’m still sick so we just haven’t gotten back into renovating our home.
We probably won’t do anything now that it’s starting to get cold here, as it’s much nicer to do renovations when you can have the windows open or get outside for a break from the dust, paint fumes and so on. But … next spring … I mean it – whether I’m healthy again or not we just have to start working on getting the reno done!
We have people come to the door and they look up at our ceiling that’s covered in wood strapping just waiting for the tin ceiling panels to be nailed on to them and they say “oh you’re going for that rustic unfinished look, eh?”. Uh huh …
Plus I’m dying to get some new furniture. I’ll probably decorate with modern furniture. I saw this really cool couch at one of the stores on the Danforth that I’d love to get for our living room. I’ll have to go there again and take a photo of it so that I can show you. It would be nice to see if you guys like it as much as I do!
The furniture that we are using in our living room now is leather and it’s huge! I think that we’ll move that furniture into the basement (when we refinish that too) and create a home theater / rec room area down there.
Have you renovated your home on your own? Did you ever stall like we have?