Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pocket doors or Sliding barn doors?

Which one for the main bathroom? The picture for the sliding barn door is more flattering (apartment therapy) but functionality wise I am uncertain which one would suit our little home better.

Moroccan decoration

I'm thinking we wrap the entire house in this patternwork. its amazing

Friday, September 11, 2009

Drywall and electricity

I've been redoing the drywall in the office. During this pulling down of the old and putting up of the new I've been redoing some of the electric work. I find both of these processes almost soothing in their methodicalness. its like a lullaby for my soul or something.

Blow Job

We picked up this cellulose insulation from the Green Depot over on Pulaski and Diversey. National Fiber Cel-Pak Cellulose Insulation Made from 100% recycled newspapers. Normally the stuff you pick up from Green Depot lives on the expensive side of life but for $7 a bale its a nice deal. We rented the hopper from them and went to town. Here's a shot of Evan putting in the insulation:

We Closed

Natalie and I are homeowners. we are completely excited/exhausted/overwhelmed/industrious/energetic and on it. we are making this house happen.
We sat down in a small office for about 5 hours and signed 2 inches of paperwork. Get a good lawyer one you trust and can stand listening to for 5 hours straight as they decipher all the terrible real estate jargon.
we had champions working with us for this house.