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

This is a photo chronology of the demo and remodeling.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

shellac, old switch, more shelves

waiting for the poly


an old switch that Grampa had Amy send me.  it's from Dering Lodge (my grandparents' previous summer home that would have turned 100 this year)

it doesn't work, but I'd like to install it as a conversation piece.  any suggestions?

more shelves for the pantry

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

my first real foray into carpentry

 I needed a shelf to hold the audio receiver for the speaker system.  Unfortunately, I placed the hub in the most awkwardly shaped area of the house (back by the doors in the kitchen).  My friend Scott let me borrow his miter saw and behemoth of a circular saw so I could make a shelf out of the leftover flooring.  I started around 8 last night and finished a couple hours later.  I'd say it turned out really well, even without considering it was my first time wielding those types of saws.  Now onto making shelves for the pantry.
the workshop

the "finished" product.  still needs to be varnished.

Monday, December 19, 2011

shelves, speakers, art

went with 4

speakers are in

Proud Vent by E.L. Hamilton

Friday, December 16, 2011

whiskey, cabs, and wood

finally breaking open my housewarming gift from LD a year later

they're white!

the extra wood arrived

it's heavy

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

master bedroom shelves

old floor joists from 1426, cleaned up (slightly), cut down, and shellacked 

two down, six to go
the one on the right is slightly warped, so they look a tad uneven, but they are level and are at the same height.  trust me.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

patio lights and refurbished cabinet

salvaged ship sconce

salvaged cabinet (refinished) and hardware from community  forklift

Monday, December 12, 2011

tv hanging, lighting, laundry

the muscle

moose sconce in living room

temporary front light

powder room light


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

some design choices

guest shower curtain
downstairs roman shades (more options coming)
master bedroom shades

guest bedroom shades

master bedroom shades

guest bedroom shades

A closet

it holds!

guest bath

Monday, December 5, 2011

slow and steady

master bath floor

guest bath

thermostat.  i have heat!  but the condensate line isn't hooked up, so i can't use it without flooding my first  floor

linen closet shelves i built yesterday

the view from my bed

Friday, December 2, 2011

moved in

 I moved in last night.  It went rather smoothly with Bryan and Kristel's help (not to mention the men from Suburban Solutions).  Turns out the gas didn't get turned on yesterday so I spent the night of the first frost of the season in a sleeping bag on a mattress.  Also, I hope I get a toilet soon...



1st floor

hunkering down for a chilly night