Living Room Strip mantel paint interior of fireplace black reattach 1900 tiles find inserts for fireplaces – gas or electric? Or no heat just looks? White electrical tape as faux mullions hang mirror Soak plants to put on mantel (they have earwigs) Dining Room Build corner cabinets/shoe storage Organize computer armoire Kitchen Refinish floor Get… Continue reading House to do list
Trying to put an age to the house… 1870 map Has W. Baker owning 2 houses on Memorial Street (two doors down from J Patterson), the Toy Manufactury, Store House, and other buildings in Baldwinville. If we back up to the 1857 Map (below), which is the oldest map of the area, we see J Patterson’s… Continue reading A little history about the house
Rental Living room is painted, and basically done! So you remember how far we’ve come: Kitchen cabinets and counters are going in: Carpet is installed in the downstairs back hall, stairs, and bedrooms Lights are in! In reality, the rental is actually all done (as of 7.20 when I’m updating this), but I don’t have… Continue reading Rental Painting and carpet
Alex started putting down Durock. He’s never done it before and he thinks it came out pretty good! But MAN this stuff sucks to work with! We started tiling at the beginning of June. Only 3 more bathrooms and approximately 1 million more screws to go Got tile down in the apartment kitchen today. Scored some… Continue reading Tile!
Front Porch, before: During, Out with the old porch. The front of the house has been properly supported, and the new framing goes in: After (sorta) – Lattice and a stair rail and grading, so I can take my time putting the balustrade back up.: Now, It’ll never look like the newspaper drawing because we’re not… Continue reading Front Porch rebuilt
The last time I wrote, the rough plumbing and electrical were installed and the old plaster was demoed. Now, the blueboard and plaster are up! 2nd floor bathroom and laundry area for the apartment received a beautiful coat of plaster. You can’t tell by looking, but it’s smoooooooooth. The rearmost bedroom. It looks so much… Continue reading Blueboard and plaster
Rough Plumbing is done. Master shower is installed. Rough Framing to separate the units is done. Rough Electrical is done. There used to be two windows here. This room could really use the additional light, but it’s a rental and the money isn’t in the budget to make this happen. My kids are getting a… Continue reading Random updates on the reno *pic heavy