I bought 1426 Ives Pl SE on 12/08/2010.

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rain, chimney, bottle, views

On Monday, I went to the house and found an awful sight.

I was told that the decking will be replaced as soon as the roof is replaced, we just needed to build it up to get to the roof.

This was found in the rear chimney, apparently.  





Monday, May 16, 2011

2 down

Since I was sick all weekend, I figured I should be productive so I worked on the chairs.  I don't have the good vinyl for the chairs I'm going to keep, but I did receive the cheaper vinyl for the 2 I'm looking to get rid of.  The 2 chairs are Semi Upholstered Navy Chairs by Emeco.  The other chairs are Goodform by The General Fireproofing Company.  Anyone want two Emeco chairs?  I'll sell them to you for the going rate.

first chair

2 chairs

After refinishing the seat and seat back plates, a friend commented that it looked like a man-mobile.  I can't argue with her.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Shelving and Sconces

These are the old 2nd floor joists.  I'll be using them as shelving behind my bed.

I just received these salvaged ship lights.  They will be used as sconces above the sink in the guest bathroom.


and apart.  These are called "vapor proof" lights.  The screw on bulb helps reduce water intrusion into the lights (water and electricity don't like to mix).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Moving on up

2nd floor joists

2nd floor decking


Future master bed and bath

The old stuff

This used to hold something up.  Scary, huh?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Floor insulation and decking

 mmm, glue

 doesn't look like firewood

i have a floor (kinda) 


protection from the elements