Friday, June 22, 2007

Upstairs we go

This is the enclosed exterior stairwell going upstairs (as well as downstairs into the basement). Like the orange shag and faux wood paneling??

This is the upstairs landing. You're looking at what used to be a window (the white rectangle), which is now the back of a closet. But the most important thing to notice is this:
This is a close-up view of what used to be the exterior wall. Look very closely, and you will see that someone has painted the bricks red AND painted in black lines over the mortar. The entire wall, two stories worth, is painted this way. Someone had a lot of time on his hands.

This is the view from the back bedroom looking towards the front of the house.

I really didn't think it was possible to have too many mirrors, but this bathroom has the mirror wall hanging that you can see, a mirrored medicine cabinet that you can't see, the mirrored tiles over the shower wall (they go all the way around the shower) AND a small mirror stuck to the wall hanging mirror.

I'm going to wait to show you the front bedroom until I can give you some "before demo" and "after demo" pics--we've already demolished the closets that were in there. But here's a pic of the back of the house:
You can see the enclosed exterior stairwell and the back addition pretty well here. I think I'll spare you all pictures of the basement, but you are going to see pictures of the TEAL ceiling. *sigh* I really don't know what someone was thinking. And in response to some of the comments, no, we are not keeping the pink wall--especially since you can see through the paint to the tree wallpaper behind it! If you look closely at the picture of the mirrored wall you can see it.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I was so excited when I saw the brick! Finally some real stuff after the fake brick in the kitchen :) Bummer that someone painted it.

What are you guys planning with that? Oh, I know! Paint it pink and stick on some mirrors... that would be so stylish!