Wow, it has been a really long time since I last posted on this blog. I hope my readers will understand that it is because I have been busy doing just what it is that house restoration bloggers tend to do with their time.
Since my last post, we got another apartment ready for rent. This one is another larger one on the second floor. This one had a ton of ceiling and wall patching (the previous tenant had anger issues, apparently). The kitchen is a funny little room. It was formerly a porch, and so the ceiling is low and the floor slopes downward. Luckily the previous owners had built in supports to level out the floor.
For months, I drove by my neighborhood antique store’s parking lot where they keep items that are in rough shape. I think this little upper metal cabinet was there for a year. I finally realized it would be perfect for the kitchen. Because the ceilings are so low, we could not have tall cabinets.
The floors had to be pulled up- think disgusting 70’s linoleum that hadn’t been mopped in 10 years. We used these commercial floor tiles from Menard’s. They come in a variety of colors but we decided to stick with neutral for the apartment. They are super heavy duty and soooo cheap! We love how they turned out and plan to use them in our own kitchen (hopefully within the next year)!
We are close to having the 4th and final apartment next door finished and rented out. And then we will turn back to fixing up the exterior of Old School so that it can be painted (we hope in October). Lots of work ahead, but it will be fun to be doing it out of doors this time of year.