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Jay's Floor 8 - Grand Finale

It is about time I got this out.  As I have said, time is time is time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the dining room, left side.

We used to have a large Persian rug under the table, but my wife likes the flooring so much we will have to find another place for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view of the dining room, right side.

The gate is to keep the kids (meaning the dogs) out of this room.  Too much opportunity to mark the "new" space...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This views the living room, left side. Everything in the living room except for the grandfather clock is very antique. 

The his/her chairs at the end of the room are circa 1820.  Am I allowed to sit in either one?  Noooo..  I am not even allowed to look at them. This is the "her" chair.

You have brief permission to view them, but don't look for long.  I don't have written permission.

This shows some of the antique rug around which this room was designed, right down to the bubble gum wall color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This views the living room, right side.

That is the "his" chair, although NOT mine.  You are correct, I do not use the living room for anything. 

Well, I do wind the clock every week, but must leave quickly.

This was a fun, though difficult, project.    It was made more difficult by my schedule.    That is the problem we all have, don't we?  Would I do it again? Yes!

Together we looked at the rooms again last night.  They have been transformed from comfortable spaces to very  beautiful, formal spaces.  They really pop.

I am pleased, we are pleased, with the results.  The way I figure it, the house has grown in value by, what do you think, $200, $300K?

Gotta be...

Thanks for coming along for the ride, however slow it was.

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 10 commentsJay Markanich • July 17 2009 06:57AM

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Jay, I will be looking forward to seeing what some of the AR stagers will say----looks pretty nice!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 11 years ago

Shadow - Thanks!  If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.  She's happy...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 11 years ago

Jay, that does seem to be one of the "unwritten" laws doesn't it?:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 11 years ago

Ay, mi amigo!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 11 years ago

Jay, I thought you'd never get there.  It looks lovely and you deserve the nap I saw you taking in a blog above this one. 

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

Thanks Barbara, and sorry - I had this done a couple of days after my wife got home, over 2 weeks ago.  It took almost as long to put back the china cabinets as it did the floor!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 11 years ago

Wow! Lots of time (including thinking time) has gone into this!  Great job! I give you the prize for the best husband!

Posted by Susan Gonzalez Faux painting murals atlanta (Marietta Mural & Decorative Design) over 11 years ago

I'll take it Susan!  Actually I am the guy who put the china and knick knacks back.  The very small cabinet on the left side of the dining room picture is for the family stuff - some of those things in there are over 200 years old.  My maternal family (MacGregors) got here from Scotland in 1737 and settled in Upper Marlboro, MD.  So I am a true NATIVE American!  We still have some of their valuables in the family, and in that cabinet.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 11 years ago

Looks good! Nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done. About that wall color....

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 11 years ago

James - like I said to Jack, I,m not the decorator...

But, when Momma is happy, we are all happy.  You can see where she got the color from.  That rug really is beautiful in person.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 11 years ago

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