Just realized that I have not posted any of the before/during/after photos of working on The Bungalow. Since Slim and I have basically worked in every room, nook and cranny, there are lots of photos, inside and out. In order to not overwhelm my devoted readers (all tens of you), I will try to post room by room...starting with the living room.
This is what it looked like when I decided to purchase the house:
This is what it looked like after we had ripped up and removed all the carpet and had started priming the walls (a blooming mess):
(We have a book problem...anyone can see that. And that's just the fiction that will fit on the shelves. Nonfiction and poetry have their own places in the house...)
Things are nowhere near completion (boxes still seem to appear out of nowhere; we still have to stain, paint and recover furniture; the baseboards need to be lowered, shoe molding added...you know, the usual stuff). But it is a start.