Home Renovation Project: Day 1 (Plus Video House Tour)

I wanted to blog about this yesterday, when it actually was our first day renovating, but after hours of cleaning and stripping wallpaper, I was too exhausted! Oh man, we have a lot of work to do!

But it’s all good… we got a lot done and I started to do a little decor/furniture planning/placement in my mind. And luckily, Brian has a lot of experience in property management (his family’s company owns a lot of property), so when I was panicking about all the work we have ahead of us, he was confident and calm about getting everything done. (He’s the level-headed one in this relationship, remember?)

So while Brian worked on doing massive amounts of cleaning (washing the windows, walls and trim… scrubbing the floors… cleaning the ceiling fan and all the light fixtures), I worked on stripping wallpaper.

I didn’t quite get it all done, but we did go from this…

to this…

So that’s progress!

I’m heading over to the house to get some more work done now. Stay tuned for more.

Oh, and here’s a quick house tour video I put together. I took it at the end of a long day, so yeah… the energy level isn’t all that high!


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  1. 11.17.11

    I love y’all!!!! Keep the videos coming Jane. I can’t wait to see all the renovations. I know it is going to be absolutely stunning!

  2. 11.17.11
    Sarah said:

    This made me laugh over and over. Brian’s delivery is classic and I love your method for speeding things up. I can’t even imagine how exhausted you both must have been after all that work!

    It’s a gorgeous place, though – those floors, and all those windows! And those French doors made me go “oooh” out loud. Beautiful!

  3. 11.18.11
    Susan Heller said:

    That video is a hoot! Stripping wallpaper can be a challenge, but it looks like you’ve got a good start. Looking forward to continuing to follow along.

  4. 11.21.11
    Rhonda said:

    I LOVE your new home. The hard wood floors and trim are great. I found that a steamer is helpful in stripping wall paper. Love your video and can’t wait to see your work in progress.

  5. 11.22.11
    Michelle said:

    Jane: “But what is it now?”

    Brian: “The kitchen” (like, duh, Jane…)

    He cracks me up. Congrats in your new love nest! It looks lovely.

    Watching this video, I’m reliving our “remodeling years” (1996-2006). Makes me want to repaint my bedroom. I’m sure my hubby will thank you! 🙂

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