Ugh! I didn't realize how much work I was getting myself into here! In between working my two jobs, taking classes, and setting up life as normal (ie internet, water, electricity...) trying to get my living space in order has been ridiculous!
But me and my roommates are still plugging along at it, and the ETA for it being finished is Friday since we want to have a party this Saturday in our new apartment, and I wouldn't say no if it spread out onto the roof.
But here's a few photos of the before and semi-after as you can see I'm only half finished refinishing the floor, so we'll just say that it's the before and middle :).
Who knew a girl like me would be frequenting Home Depot so often? There's been spackling, sanding, caulking, a belt sander, floor varnish, re-wiring, replacing doorknobs.... god. The list goes on.
So anyway, here's the before (Not pictured: me pulling 57 6" nails out of my wall. What was this guy hanging!?!):
God, this floor was just killing me. Apparently the previous tenant just decided one day to rip up the carpet and not do anything else. It still had rug staples and nails sticking up out of it! It's a beautiful wood floor though, and the landlord recommended to just put a carpet back over it, but I couldn't.
And the work in progress. But I think it's starting to look much better. A fresh floor, new white paint, some curtains and a good clean-up. It's coming along.
Although here you can see where I finished varnishing the floor yesterday. So today's project after work, finish the floor and put ALL of my stuff back into my room.
I can't wait to show you guys when it's all done. So bear with me and my absence! I'll be back soon when the crazy leaves, I promise.