House Tour — Second Floor

Remember, these are before pictures.  The upstairs looks so much different already!

Here’s the stairwell from the main floor.  Treads are painted lumber, risers are painted plywood.  Not sure why they are THAT colour.

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Maybe to match the floor? (Just noticed that now)

These railings used to be nice.  Before the landlady’s cats used them for a scratching post.  The white marks all over them are wood filler.  We’re painting them!

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The door on the left is the bathroom/laundry.  The door on the far right is the spare room, and the door on an angle in the middle is the kid’s room.  The rest is a huge “L” shaped room.

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The wall on the right used to be blue.  I painted it the same yellow as the kid’s room.  Actually, the entire upstairs except the bathroom (it was recently renovated) will be that colour.

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This is the big room, around the corner from the yellow wall.  There’s a closet (only one in the house) and the door to the deck.

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Here’s the kid’s room.  I started painting in here and thought I’d made a terrible mistake with the paint colour because it looked REALLY bright.  I was thinking I’d have to add some white to the rest, but I covered the blue wall around the corner, and the yellow looked completely different.  And nice.  Whew.  The chimney goes through that chunk of wall sticking out.  It makes it very inconvenient for furniture placement, especially because the kids wanted to separate the bunk beds.  But they lived with that for a few weeks and were just recently convinced to stack them up again.  This time with Chad on top.  The beds don’t fit into either of the spaces beside the chimney, except sticking out to the right in the right one.

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The spare room.  Two windows.  Lovely view.  Long and narrow.  Can’t wait to set it up.  Last on the list.  Unless someone comes to visit. 🙂

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These floors are great!  The upstairs used to be a hayloft, but the tongue and groove planks were sanded down and clear-coated.  There are big cracks in some places, but I love how much character they have!

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Looking back to the stairwell (which you’re not going to recognize later!).  The big room has lots of light from the 5 big windows on 3 sides.  Great view too.

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I guess I’d better show you the view before we move on to the bathroom.  This is the deck spanning the width of the house.

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This one is straight out the door.  Timber framing was done by a local company.

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That’s the garden down there and the riding arena beyond that.  That’s our pasture on the left, all the way to the lake.

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The carport roof is showing on the right, with the barn beyond that.  Our driveway goes between the barn and arena.

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Now back inside.  This is what you see from the bathroom door.  They stayed with the house, so that’s what we’re using now.

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From the laundry pair, you turn the corner and see the rest of the bathroom.

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I lied. There is another closet.  Only this one just has shelves.  And not very efficient ones at that.  They will be replaced soon I hope.  But the tub is big and deep!

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And that’s it for upstairs!  The far wall of the stairwell used to be blue, until they got tired of it and started painting it green.

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I can hardly wait to show you what we’re doing to everything!  But I’ll have to wait cause we’re not done yet.

It hurts me more than it hurts you.

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2 thoughts on “House Tour — Second Floor”

  1. The house seems pretty big! And outside looks amazing from the deck! I can’t wait to see the after pictures. How long do we have to wait for those?

    1. Not entirely sure. There’s one room that’s done enough to take pictures of, if I can keep it tidy long enough to get a picture. Or should I say, if MY KIDS can keep it tidy long enough. That would be the living room. The entry is also really close, but it needs a little more tidying too. Part of the upstairs is nearly ready. I may start with that one, who knows? 🙂

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