Most of my projects this spring and summer have been at the Verona house, but I’m still working on several things at the lake house. First, I’m painting all of the interior walls before putting in new flooring and making some other smaller design improvements. The walls were originally painted with a flat white paint with no texture that shows imperfections and scuffs really easily, so I’m painting a textured eggshell paint in an off-white color that will be much more durable and less jarring than the flat white.
I’ve finished painting the basement and am moving on to the upstairs this weekend. In addition to the painting, I also removed the old portable air conditioning unit now that the house has central HVAC, and patched the drywall where the old duct was.
Once the drywall repair was done, I covered it in stained oak to match the other trim, and then installed a new record player cabinet where the old air conditioning unit was. The record player matches the mid century modern style of the house, and is a major improvement!
Since it’s the lake house, I had to get some classic country records to go with it!
Once the upstairs painting is done, as noted above the next project is new flooring. I’m going with a bamboo hardwood that has an appearance almost like weathered teak, which I think will look really good with the other wood and overall style of the house.