Here we have a sweet place out in Venetia PA. It had been rented and the tenants weren't exactly easy on the place. Needing the deck redone, the interior painted and floor replaced, we began our work to rehabilitate the property. We'll start with the exterior. Here we have the front porch, painted with PPG Manor Hall Exterior paint.
Now we'll move on to the deck. It needed power washed, sanded and painted.
We used Sherwin Williams Superdeck with elastomeric coating on the deck. It resurfaces and waterproofs in one product and is designed to expand and contract with the decking.
Here are some before and afters!
The product went on very nicely and flowed into the crevices easily.
Alrighty, after a busy fall and winter, finally onto the interior house painting to go along with the exterior. Kitchens usually have many nooks and crannies to cut and there is always the spaces behind the stove and refrigerator, we get them all.
The Maiden Hair Yellow used in the kitchen blended beautifully into the darker yellow in the family room.
The dining room, just off the kitchen, was also Maiden Hair on three of the walls.
The front wall seen on the right here continued from the dining room, through the entry and into the living room. This was accented with atrium white. This color was also used in the front hall, up the stairway and upper hallway for continuity.
The living room and two of the bedrooms were given an accent color of Skipping Stone. It flowed with the other colors in our palette.
Bedrooms and bath were finished off with Maiden Hair yellow.
And last but not least, the powder room off our Atrium White foyer was pained with the Skipping Stone and a new light fixture replaced the outdated one. A swell finish to this paint job.
Well to finish the whole house, we needed one more thing, new flooring. The fun with this one is the flooring runs around the kitchen, through the front hall, entryway, powder room and closets. Yahoo! Well as you can see we did it, now we'll show you how.
The old flooring had welcome mats melted onto it by the sun and was showing wear.
We used Allure resilient vinyl tile from TrafficMASTER. The pattern we chose was "Ashlar" to keep with the warm tones in the house. It comes in 1 foot by 3 foot planks. This flooring goes right over your old stuff if you have a solid floor. We decided to trim the baseboards and slip our pieces under rather than removing all the trim.
We recommend you start in a solid corner. We didn't have that luxury. Our first piece had a vent and a doorway. We also decided to alternate the tiles so the seams were offset. Once the initial cuts are made the flooring goes in rather quickly. Be sure to tuck your corners and edges in nice and tight. You can use a utility knife to cut. Make sure you have a good hard surface and a nice straight edge to work with.
Working around stoves and refrigerators can be quite challenging when there's no place to put them. We moved ours into the corner in front of the closet. We then installed the flooring up behind it and rolled the refrigerator back onto the new floor. Next came the final thin row along the edge of the wall to the basement door way, into the front hall and closet. We had fun times cutting thin little pieces! Be careful not to bend or flex thin pieces, it can break off, but then you get to install nice full pieces and keep the floor rolling.
Once we got past the closet we had the powder room to contend with. The toilet was removed in the flooring placed through the bathroom. The worst piece was in the entryway at the bottom of the stairwell, as you can see, but something that trivial didn't stop us!
Then it was fitting the final pieces in along the entry and the front door, and there you have it! A beautiful entryway with the tack strips replaced, the heater vent back in place, the hall with the powder room, and the closet all finished.
And the kitchen in all its glory!
Here's a few parting shots. Enjoy!