Friday, April 2, 2010

Living room vs living room

Here's a few old versus new shots:

Thursday, March 11, 2010


In the midst of remodeling, tearing down, throwing out and rebuilding at times it's easy to forget why.

Why we give up weekends, energy and boatloads of money for a building. We forget the reasoning behind building a place of our own. So as a reminder to both you and I…

Remember: We do it all for love.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Close-ups on the bathroom

I just installed the sink which is fantastic. We brushed our teeth in it last night. Here are further details. As you'll notice we put the vote out and went with a pocket door. It just suited the site better.
Oh and an aside comment I built the counter top for the sink... Oh the prowess, the skill. it makes my heart faint.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Downstairs Bathroom

Hey did you know there is dirt underneath your house? Crazy.

Our Bathroom

So I took a shower for the first time in my new bathroom. That was the greatest shower I have ever taken. It was a shower to wash off the paint, the drywall dust, the saw dust, the grout, the mortar, the tile shavings, and all the dirt and sweat of building a bathroom from the studs up with my own hands. An amazing shower.

special thanks goes to William for laying the tile and good jokes, Scott for tireless labor and a boost of encouragement, and of course Evan and Alex for feeding us and sheltering us when we lived without the basic necessity of a bathroom.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

my dining room is a shop

The tools are currently living in our unfinished messy dining room. I love it because I have quick access to everything. Natalie hates it because it's a mess. oh look at us we're like an old married couple hahahahahaha

Its been a while

My goal was to be more thorough with these posts as well as offer insight into the remodeling experience. Which I will do, soon. Currently the house leaves me no energy though. This last month has been pretty bad to sum up: The pipes were out of code the sewage was leaky and all messed up. everything was done wrong by the previous owners and must be redone.
We swallowed that news and got to work. We tore out our other bathroom and moved into our friends house for the weekend. But the plumbing did not get finished in that time. Thankfully our friends were overly hospitable and let us stay for not 1 but 2 and a half weeks. You two are so kind.
meanwhile you'd think this would be enough time to get the plumbing finished, but here we are over a month later and we have 1 bathroom halfway installed and i think my hair has gone gray permanently.