Office and bathroom projects

Another post from the renovation files. We are pushing hard on some projects now. Biking season is approaching and we won’t be wanting to work on projects so much, so gotta finish some up.

John was like a demon and started and pretty much finished the office from Saturday to Sunday.  This is the room off the living room. We think it was more of a 3 season room and it used to have French doors on it.  Those same doors the former owner tried to sell back us  🙄   John has spent time sealing up the room so that it is warmer and we haven’t replaced the doors.  Then this weekend he took out the rug to lay cork flooring.


You know, he says that I am the ham around here.

It’s a small room and quite square, so he was already laying the flooring by the afternoon.


Saturday was Pi day, of course!  Uber Pi day as well 3/14/15.  After working hard, we stopped at a bakery to get a couple slices of pie shaped items to take home.  


This was a raspberry cheesecake and it tasted kind of old, unfortunately. I was kind of bummed and didn’t eat much of it.  Lesson learned about where not to go. Boo.

John finished up the floor Sunday afternoon.  The only think left is some shoe molding, which we have to go get.


This is the same flooring we have in the kitchen and nook area.   We really like it.  His office area is now set up:



I put my bench on the other end and of course, Ms. Pixie was all kinds of nosey.



So what was I doing while he was doing flooring?  Getting rid of the rest of Jar Jar.

I finally got all the wallpaper down in this room.



This is actually a good shot that shows where the shower is right now.






The funky corner:



Let me tell you that getting the wallpaper off the wall from under that corner was really annoying. If i was 5 pounds heavier, I probably woudn’t have fit LOL!


I have kind of a crazy idea for this corner for now, but I have to think on it a bit.

It’s funny, as ugly as the walls look now, it seems so much bigger without all that busy wallpaper.

Now time to patch the walls and prepare them for paint. I hope to get the room done by the end of the month.



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20 thoughts on “Office and bathroom projects

    1. Lori Post author

      The ceiling is cool. That is the same ceiling for the overhang of the front porch and the garage. The only thing the office needed was sealing up the drafts, shades and flooring. A really easy room LOL! Especially since John did all the work in there 😀

  1. Biz

    I absolutely LOVE the brick – and that flooring is amazing. I am thinking of putting something like that in my kitchen – is it easy to keep clean? I have shitty old peel and stick tiles and I can clean it and by the next day looks like I haven’t mopped the floor in months!
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    1. Lori Post author

      The brick on one side of that room used to be the exterior of the house. The garage and this office were additions put on in 1950. The owner actually had a brick making company, which is why everything is all brick for the house 😀

      The cork is easy to keep clean. You can’t really slop mop it (same as hardwood), but I have a swiffer type thing and it seems to do the job well.

    1. Lori Post author

      Cork is springier than hardwood. I almost want to say it feels soft, but not like a corkboard. It does have a protective finish on it.

  2. Helen

    So nice to see how this is all coming together. Must have been nice for John to be able to do that room without removing wallpaper!

    The bathroom definitely looks bigger without the busy-ness. Can’t wait to see the end result.

    Sorry your “pie” was no good. I hate when that happens!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Spring Cleaning

    1. Lori Post author

      I think the brick is the reason that room was save from the wallpaper 😀

      I was bummed about the pie because I had planned for it food wise and to have it be no good stunk. I did have a chai later to make up for it since I had the calories 🙂

    1. Lori Post author

      Pixie seems to really enjoy this house. She absolutely loves the radiators and I left the boards on there so she can sleep all day in the warmth. This house has a lot of windows, so that makes her happy.

    1. Lori Post author

      It is a cute little room. It’s on the north side of the house, so it should be a nice cool spot in the summer.

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