Home inspection day, just a week or so after the initial viewing, the place was still staged for a sale.
Just a couple of pictures of the work in progress, when there is this much work to do you don't stop to take photos!
Found a table at Ikea which was a great size. It is nothing like what we were originally looking for but works well in the room. Grabbed a few new chairs and are using the unbroken chairs left from the last dining table.
A few area rugs makes a huge difference. The house can be pretty cool, so it really warms the place up and cuts down on the echo! Hopefully there will be curtains and a few more bits and pieces on the walls.
This cabinet nearly killed me. I cannot stand painting cabinetry I suppose its pretty impossible to get things as perfect as I would like, so I get hung up on the little details. The hardware is the same, but everything is painted to match the trim in the room and I topped the cabinet with some gorgeous floral fabric and a piece of plexi glass - a huge improvement if I may say so myself!
Since the dining room is done, it has allowed for a few other outstanding things to be taken care of in the TV room and front sitting room. The cream coloured shag carpets we ordered (and received months ago) have now gone down and what a difference it makes! We held back on getting them out since the place was pretty dusty while work was happening. Now the entire place has had a clean and is looking much more homey! Funny thing is, the cat loves the area rug in the dining room - seriously LOVES it, but he is terrified of the shag rugs! He won't set a paw on them and even climbs across furniture to avoid touching them! Bonus: the Christmas decorations are finally up!
*I don't judge makeshift curtains, we still have some dirty old "blinds" left from the previous owners hanging in select windows and even have a bed sheet in one bedroom window...it happens!