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Finally I am back been busy!

December 16th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I have been very busy working on doing some renovations in some rooms here. Getting all the stuff that I collected over 40 years is hard to pack up and move it to other rooms so they could get at these rooms. I have had a new kitchen and breakfast room makeover done. I still am doing some painting that will be finished in January sometime owing to festive and school holidays and lot of people take this period off for their annual holidays.

At the moment I am working on my pantry which had to be done as well. I was planning to move the pantry into the kitchen but this is not going to happen now! I am putting it back as before minus a few things and replanning it if I can.

I did repaint it and had new shelving put there, so it good to go for the rest of my time here. I can't move any shelving around as they are fixed to fit the old shelving spacing. The cabinetmaker had to remove then cut each shelf to fit too!

I don't know if I have a before work photo I will one if I have. They went up in 1951 so it was time to a refit there. When I am finish repacking it I will post a photo of it.



After painting it but before fitting out with new shelving. These shelves are at least 40 plus years old.
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Strategy - If it can be fixed then repair it, but use the less than half rule on replacement costs

Strategy - If it can't be fixed then buy or replace it within your means. You don't to buy everything new either!

I will need to catch on my financial summaries soon I am way behind on them!

4 Responses to “Finally I am back been busy! ”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Looks like good paint! Fresh looking, too. We removed the door from our similar pantry because the door arc just took so much space. Looks like you have more reasonable doors.

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Those doors went in over 40 years ago now! Not long after we came to live in this house as the tenant used the old one as backing for Dartboard it was full of holes. Every thing is old here. I am slowly replacing things as the break or wear out. There are still in good nick too! I did paint the back just before this photo was taken when the boards came out I touch up the missing spots. It will never be done again in my life time.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    My house's defects intersect with what your's has had. I hung dartboard on a basement door, so the door is full of holes! It is a solid old door that deserves to have the holes filled and re-painted. & Don't tell the Health Department, but our pantry still has lead paint on it. We make sure to wipe off any packages that sit there a wile and cans get washed before opening....We've been here almost 21 years, but the house is nearly 104 years old, plenty of time to collect some defects, which I brightly think of as charm. Wink

  4. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    All old houses have some of the health hazards in them, this one does for sure! I am very careful when I am working around them too!
    I always tell any trades person that comes here if they think it's the bad stuff then take the necessary precautions for it. They are trained to handle it. We are not!

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