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RELOCATING THE ATTIC ACCESS

RELOCATING THE ATTIC ACCESS

Everyone aboard the time machine! Buried in the land of pre-baby draft posts, I found this little gem of dust and debris and necessary roughness. There was no text, only these before and during photos. No after photos either, so I’ll have to run and […]

It best come down – Part One

It best come down – Part One

Oh my word. There was a summit in our kitchen between us, a carpenter and a drywaller. We all stood, arms folded, all eyes fixed on the kitchen ceiling. Drywaller: Yes, that is drywall on top of plaster and lathe, and hmm, it does seem […]

Skinny legs and all

Skinny legs and all

Oh the kitchen. Probably the most important room in the house and ours is destroyed! One thing I’ve learned about us during this process, we like to tear stuff down. It feels good. It feels successful. The catch though, what to do next! We are […]

Progress! …and a fireplace update

Progress! …and a fireplace update

It’s all happening, the buzz of saws and the slams of a hammer, music to my ears. This is a big week. We finally settled on a contractor for the dry rot. At this very moment, my new best friend Bob is down in the […]

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 2}

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 2}

The kitchen is the heart of the home, or something like that. Ours is the bane of my existence. It was the very first room we started ripping into and it may well be the last thing we finish. A kitchen is a BIG DEAL […]

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 1}

What I mean when I say “demo” {PART 1}

It has occurred to me that perhaps I haven’t been clear concerning the amount of demo which consumes our lives. Maybe you were wondering, why hasn’t this girl picked up a paint brush, done a little decorating, finished off a room? I mean, it’s been […]

I made a mess

I made a mess

It was the weekend after Thanksgiving. My husband was in the back working and I was sitting on the couch watching tv. In the corner of my eye was the wood paneling. That wood paneling, behind the bookcases, surrounding the fireplace and most certainly covering […]