Thursday, June 28, 2007

Before and After

Here are a few pictures of the progress so far. You can click on the pictures to show a much bigger version.

Downstairs hallway. It's hard to tell just how nasty that old carpet was from the picture, but my friends who had the misfortune of seeing the house before it was banished will attest to it's horrificness. It also had the effect of making the entire place smell like a hookah bar, since apparently the previous tenants liked to burn some rather pungent incense. I probably should have been wearing a hazmat suit while I ripped it up, but so far I haven't contracted any incurable infections from having done the work.

The black marks are the reside from the glue that was used to install the tiles over this wood floor. It will probably come up with a light sanding. Overall the floor is in great shape and appears to be unfinished - it seems that someone actually sanded the floor, perhaps with the intention of refinishing it, but instead decided to put those tiles down. Whatever the reason, it's great for me since I just need to do a light sanding and throw down some polyurethane.

Staircase. You can see how the stairs are pretty worn as I described before. We'll see what happens with some sanding.

Upstairs Hallway. The floor is in pretty good shape, but has some kind of brown stain or paint on it. Shouldn't be too hard to sand it off.

Electrical Panel. Not much explanation needed here.

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