My house is not small - but two kids and a dog later - we are slowly but surely outgrowing our house. The other issue is it is a manufactured home. That is not bad in and of itself, but they do tend to depreciate in value. And with the housing market being in the toilet, I have a feeling we are going to be here MUCH longer than we first anticipated.
So, I am trying to adopt a much happier, healthier attitude about the whole thing. I might as well love where I am living right now at this moment, right? So, I am going to start making some home improvements. Let's start with the kitchen!
Here is the kitchen in all it's glory right now. No I did not really even pick up. I want you all to see it how it normally looks. (Even the kitty trying to climb the cabinet is a daily occurrence around here.)
Here are a few more views of how our kitchen looks now:
Okay, and here is the hideous "wallpaper" (and I use that term lightly) that I have been staring at for five years. I know, I know - why the heck didn't we fix this before, right?
Here is what we have to do to be able to paint: This is one of the few rooms in our house that was never taped and textured. I think the texturing is beyond my ability, but the taping I can handle. For those of you who have never been in a manufactured home, they usually have these pre-wallpapered/patterned panels that are used in place of regular drywall. They then cover up the seams with small flat strips of painted wood. So far we have managed to pull all those down to be left with this:
and unfinished corners:
Basically we have to cover those ugly seams up with joint tape and joint compound to make them smooth before we can prime and paint. I will be posting some pictures of our progress hopefully in the next week.