The great bedroom saga has been quite the epic (as in long and torturous) project. Here is a recap and here is a tour of the whole third floor as it used to be. A full post is to come, but here is what it’s looking like:Read More Bedroom update
To be honest, I didn’t think this day would ever come. This August it will be 2 years since we last occupied our bedroom. The whole bedroom saga started with this, this, then this, this, a little progress here and finally the floors. The bedroom project has been the perfect example of how things to go for […]Read More Finished floors
While we clearly have issues with priorities, we’re not total slackers. There has been progress on the bedroom project. This is what the floors look like after the repair and first sanding:Read More Floor is starting to look purdy!
(this is long). (I promise I will make a point eventually). (or not). As part of the epic never-ending bedroom restoration, it’s time to tackle the floors.Read More An ode to our pine floors
It’s official: we have out-of-town guests arriving in 43 days. That means we have to vacate the rear parlor/guest room and move back into our bedroom. This is what it looks like right now:Read More T-43
It’s been 147 days since we last occupied our bedroom. It all started back in August, when we treated ourselves to some professional help and had all the woodwork in our bedroom stripped. Our paint-caked walls were a casualty of the ferocious paint removal activity, and the room looked like an alien murder site. What […]Read More 5 months, 23 days (and counting)
A comment from a neighbor pretty much sums it up: “I always see you here, working. Never partying. Just working.” I’m pretty sure the neighbors think I’m absolutely certifiable. Stripping a stone façade is really not a typical DIY project. People usually hire professionals to do that, and methodology aside, I do understand why. Passers-by […]Read More Weekend projects by crazy people
The paint is off the woodwork in our bedroom. Yey! Over the course of three days, our amazing paint stripping expert and her helper stripped the fireplace and fireplace cover, the pocket doors and moldings, the window frame and window seat, the base boards, the picture rails, as well as the moldings of the two […]Read More And…. scene!
When it comes to the master plan of our house, I pretty much know what I want – right down to the bathroom tile and the refrigerator in our yet to be built kitchen. These are part of bigger projects that are somewhat off in the future. But there are small projects all around our home […]Read More Decisions, decisions
The top floor of our house has a new-ish ceiling. Best we can tell, there was damage to the original plaster that was “fixed” with dry wall. Eventually we’d like to take down the ceiling and restore it back to its original condition. In the mean time, we can live with it as is. What […]Read More Popcorn is for eating, not for ceilings