Livingroom Renovations

We thought that the Bedroom posed the largest problem. Unfortunately it looks like we were wrong.

While I was finishing up the Kitchen, my Husband was starting on the Livingroom. It was touch and go for a few weeks, however, and we ran into so very unexpected problems that severely halted its progress for a while.

During the painting process, at one point my father came over and began installing the new switches and lights that we had purchased for various places in the house. When we got to the light in the livingroom, however, we discovered that the electrical wires had been melted to the point that it was a fire hazard. Had we turned the electric on, it could have been a big problem for us very easily. As such, the whole wiring to that light would have to be replaced before we could do anything.

Digging around in the attic, however, led to the discovery that the house is horridly wired. It isn’t necessarily surprising, though. When replacing the sockets we found that the house still has its original cloth wrapped wiring from the year it was built, but it still posed another problem as the bedroom light is directly linked to the livingroom one. We would have to splice the wiring and replace the wires to both room. Thankfully the Romex and other items that we needed to do it was relatively cheap, but it was still an unforseen expense we hadn’t counted on.

Thankfully we managed to get it rewired and eventually completed the livingroom.

My Husband chose the colors for this one. He opted for a different green than the one I had originally picked: One slightly brighter but more of an Army green. We decided on a brown for the trim color in order to match the wide stained wood trim at the top of the room- though we didn’t color match all that well.

He also picked the curtain colors and went with a gorgeous red color. The best part is that they are all Thermal curtains, which should really help. We’ll also be putting one up in the doorway to the kitchen so that he can have a truly dark “movie theater” style room like he wants.

The carpet could certainly use a good shampooing, but otherwise that is one more room done on the list!tumblr_od9z4kycsq1urp3f5o1_540


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