Exhibit A: Basement furniture, now featured in the dining room! It's kind of like an obstacle course, which means it's also like the furniture section at GoodWill:
Exhibit A, part 2: More basement spillover in the kitchen.
Exhibit B: The empty (and carpet-free!) basement. Those last few scraps are gone now, but you get the idea:
Exhibit C: The cracks in the floor that let all the water in. There were several more spiderwebbing their way across the room:
Exhibit D: The smurf-blue third bedroom that was FINALLY going to be painted. (See those white splotches by the ceiling? The previous owners had attached some alphabet artwork with 3M strips, which ripped off drywall when we removed them. You're looking at spackle.)
Exhibit E: And then I ran out of primer and had to go back to the store, so the room still has Furniture Mountain in the middle of it, plus two blue walls.
Exhibit F: We've also been testing paint samples in the bathroom. The gray was a mistake--I got too excited about changing stuff in a real house and the pendulum swung too far. It's like when you see somebody looking cute with bangs and then decide to cut some yourself. Sadness always follows.
See, I wasn't kidding! It's nuts in here, but I'm excited because this means we're making a lot of progress. The basement was the only unexpected part, and even that's okay because I hated the carpet down there, anyway.
Have you been working on your house now that spring is almost here? Anybody else have a surprise project? What do you plan to change this year?