But first things first. Remember how I told you we are only the second owners of this 1960 ranch? Well the lady that lived here before did not want to leave, even when it became physically impossible for her to get in and out of the house. What was their solution? Put in an elevator. Duh.
Hubs and I would have loved to keep the thing around longer, especially for the move. However since we wanted to refinish the floors before we moved in we knew it was best to get it out and patch up the floor. Plus we sold it for a pretty penny which helped with our renovation plans. It also allowed us to add back the third bedroom/office's precious floor and closet space.
First official day owning the house: taking the elevator for it's last ride...
Second floor: the kitchen!
Bye bye elevator!
Nice knowin' ya
Sadie was not allowed in the house for a few days...
Subfloor - check!
Red oak hardwoods laced in: check!
Dark stain to match the original hardwoods: check!
Now it was time to build back the closet
Hubs and his dad putting up the header
So once the closet was rebuilt and the drywall put up the hallway looked like this...
For so long that Ryan and I hardly noticed it anymore. But that changed this weekend- FINALLY! I'll post what we did either tomorrow or Friday... as soon as I can get some good pics!