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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday—News From the Trustee: 4 Weeks

Transforming the house from February 16 to March 16...

Step 1:  Donate & Declutter
Remove clutter & everything that makes the house look dated

Buh-bye stuff
Step 2:  Stage — Remove personal items & update furnishings 

Bedroom #1

Before...February 16, 2013
Removed the old bookcase, books & a spare dresser_
Added fresh new blue stripe linens from JC Penney
 Bedroom #2
Before...November 2013
February 16, 2014
Got rid of the antique hutch & the exercise equipment;
Replaced the old linens with new linens from the closet;
Rearranged the furniture
Cleaned & rearranged the furniture again;
Added new contemporary linens from JC Penney (picture this without my junk)

Master Suite

Before...November 2013
...December 2013
Removed the TV, replaced the bedding, removed the computer & electronics
Cleaned off the desk_Removed a corner desk stand_Took out the phone
Replaced old floral linens with fresh new white duvet & duvet cover set from Amazon

Added contemporary small touches like this dog nightlight (from Walmart)
to the master bedroom suite
 Dining Room
Before...November 2013
...December 2013
Removed the old tablecloth & clutter; rearranged wall art
Moved the hutch away from the dining table to open up the space;
removed the extension & made it into a smaller 4-chair table; flipped the table horizontally;
created a new seating area with the spare chairs; removed the wall art

Living Room

Before...November 2013
2 gawd-awful ratty old chairs!!

Replaced with one inexpensive Mid-Century style chair & ottoman
New 2-compartment faux leather bench for staging the living room 

Removed the brown sectional, paintings & the Persian throw rug_
Kept the authentic Mid-Century Heywood Wakfield end table, accent table
& small bookcase from upstairs

Step 3:  Repair — Fix EVERYTHING that needs fixing

Before & After...
Installed a new faucet & hoses underneath the cabinet;
Replaced & fixed the toilet hose connector; replaced the toilet seat

Still to do...Replace the corroded kitchen sink & leaky faucet

Sink/faucet kids available at Lowe's_My plumber will do the installation
& possibly have to cut the drop-in hole to fit
Step 4: Revive

Paint the interior
Living Room
Sherwin-Williams Alpaca Gray on the walls_Swiss Coffee white trim & ceiling
Clearing off the pot shelf above the entry way
Good guy helper, Ed
Entry into the living room 

Kitchen stove & counter area
Kitchen sink area
Wet bar & fireplace
Living Room
Staircase looking down

Downstairs closet

Dining Room

Entry Accent Wall
Sherwin-Williams Functional Gray

Pot Shelf

Staircase going up

Upstairs landing & hall
Sherwin-Williams Functional Gray
New yellow linens to brighten the bedroom

Swiss Coffee White closet doors & trim_We will replace the door inserts

Removing large, bulky furniture makes a small room look bigger
Master Bedroom Doorway (Swiss Coffee White)

Guest Bathroom
Sherwin-Williams Requisite Gray_walls & ceiling

Master Bedroom Walls_Alpaca Gray

Master Bedroom white ceiling

Master Bath Shower, Powder Room & Linen Closet
Alpaca Gray walls_Swiss Coffee White ceiling, doors & trim

Master Jacuzzi Tub Surround

Laundry Room
Sherwin-Williams Requisite Gray_walls & ceiling
Still To Do...Floors!