I have been at it since early this morning and it is around 7pm. I am pooped but will still put in a few more hours. I am finally seeing some real big changes so I am thrilled and inspired to keep going.
The electrician came by and fixed all the wackadoo wiring throughout the apartment so I actually have light in the hallway. In addition I no longer have a kitchen light that goes on and off when it feels like it and a light switch in the living room instead of a naked switch plate with no switch. He was also kind enough to install my chandelier which looks amazing.
I finished painting the ceiling and the with the cute little honey of a chandelier the apartment is looking less like a hobo house and more like mine. A little story about the chandelier. When I first moved back to California from NYC I decided that I needed one big showcase chandelier for the living room. My budget was small but I wanted something unique and vintage as the theme for my apartment was faded Cuban glamour. My friend Brody and I were on our way back from having tea and we walked past a curb sale. There was this gorgeous chandelier sitting in this dirty cardboard box. It had a couple of broken arms and a few leaves that had fallen off and needed to be reattached. It was in bad shape so I got it for $20. I still can't believe it. I called around to find a place that would work on it and after finding out that a lot of lighting places employ rude ass people I found the man to fix her for me. I could really go on and on about how emaculate his studio was and how wonderfully he treated my baby but I will just find his contact info, and post it so you can find out yourself. Anyway the whole experience was fabulous and he did a perfect job so I needed to share that. He really felt a lot of love for my showcase item.
Here a few pictures of everything so far.
Day at a glance completed punch list looks like this:
- painted living room ceiling with Kelly Moore Bright White ceiling paint
- added another layer of plaster to living room wall to even out the cracks...two more layers to go
- added another shallow layer of plaster to the dinning room wall...tomorrow should be the last layer
- cleaned glass doors on kitchen cabinet (stripping those was truly a bitch)
- patched more woodwork and sanded
- skim coated the bedroom wall where the wallpaper from days of yore was peeling and then removed.
- added mountain landscape paper to inside of cabinet of curiosities in the dinning room.
- washed another layer of ish from the kitchen ceiling (totally gross)
- radiator removed
- chandelier installed
- electrical issues resolved in kitchen, living room and hallway