Painting complete!

It has been nearly three solid weeks of painting and 50 gallons of paint. That’s €5,000 for just the paint we figure. Luca has become our prodigal son. He brought me fresh lettuce from his garden twice and a bag of walnuts. 🙂 The paint job looks terrific and has significantly brightened up the apartment. Particularly happy to lose the peach accent walls. They clashed with the wood I think. Before and after pictures.

For the downstairs we just need curtains, art, and, of course, the kitchen. Speaking of which, they came last week and moved the gas pipe so it was ready for the installation. They can’t give us ETA for the kitchen though. 😕

Today we picked up all our lights that we ordered. 13 fixtures in all. We have an elettricista coming on Monday to install. Big step! Photos upcoming.

We had lunch at C’era Una Volta with our dear friends Susan and Gary. It’s been a long time. They are only passing through town so I am glad we got to see them. They return to Florence tomorrow.

Buon fine settimana a tutti! 🌈

6 thoughts on “Painting complete!

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Karen. I actually love yellow. It’s my favorite color, but that particular yellow was cloying and practically the whole house was that color, including the ceilings! there were two walls that were peach and a couple other accent walls here and there. Plus plenty of holes that need to be repaired. Still missing moldings where they tore out built in stuff. Not sure what I will do with that. But overall it feels clean and new now.

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks Liz, It was a tough three weeks for the boyz. They had to be separated from the action. Overall it worked out fine. I hope you can come see the apartment sometime once we get it more finished.

  3. liz

    I see Rocky in the corner. Was he a bad boy or is he eyeing the wood as a scratching post…lol. It is looking really good. I think it is a very lovely and interesting apartment.

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hey Matt. Yep. We are bleeding money! Most was expected but a couple things (kitchen, lights) were not. It’s OK. Ya can’t take it with you right! 🙂

  5. Matthew Daub

    Hi Nancy – You and Luther have certainly done your part for the italian economy! Only a few more weeks and you two will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labors . I’m betting you’ll have a great summer on your roof garden.

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