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Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2017 on renovation update #2 at iseecerulean
I used a company which does their own installation and doesn't sub-contract it out, to maintain quality control. It cost more, but was worth every penny. They were extremely neat perfectionists. The replacement windows were custom made to fit into the existing openings. He installed them from outside, flush with my existing interior trim. The only interior trim that to come off was around the bow window and the doors, but he put it back up then put paintable caulk over the nail holes. He cut and installed new exterior trim on site. The whole team were wonderful to work with....or watch work, rather, all I had to do was unlock the garage door each morning so he could plug in his extension cord. He even cut a new board to fit under the in-window air conditioner. I have to do a bit of touch up painting on the trim, and paint the inside top/bottom/sides of the bow window, which we ordered unfinished so that I could paint it to match our existing trim. That's it!
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2017 on renovation update #2 at iseecerulean
I got the wall behind the stove and refrigerator, and the walls behind the washer and dryer, stripped, washed, washed, washed, primed, and painted, so that I could move the appliances back into place. Before we moved the washer and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at iseecerulean
LOL. Jodi, I would love to sit down with you over a long meal with a couple of drinks and listen to you tell renovation war stories.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2017 on renovation update #1 at iseecerulean
That's what I'm using, fabric softener works great. The 70s wall paper won't come off in pieces I can salvage. I am going to try to keep it as an accent wall behind my laundry machines.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2017 on renovation update #1 at iseecerulean
The new windows and doors didn't get installed last week. Rain delay. They're being installed next week. The flooring is in! It's beautiful. My favorite part is that we ran the vinyl all the way from the kitchen to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at iseecerulean
The original floor that would have gone with the awesome wallpaper. This I am not sorry to cover up. You can also see the original dining room floor, because why not, in an open concept floorplan, give each room it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at iseecerulean
I think it's really neat, but I suspect in a novelty fashion, not a keep my kitchen like that fashion. Husband is aghast at my fondness for it. I love the colors. I'll have to get some good pictures of it so that someone with the right software can recreate it in miniature..
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Wallpaper archaeology at iseecerulean
I'm busy, busy, busy with real-life-size house goings on. The new windows and doors are being installed next week. The week after that new flooring is going in every room except my studio and the bathroom. Next month, I think,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at iseecerulean
Thanks, Giac. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on chickens, eggs, and indecision at iseecerulean
That's an idea I hadn't thought of...but if I reduce the depth the cabinet won't come far enough out into the room to act as a side table for the chair.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on chickens, eggs, and indecision at iseecerulean
That's a good idea, but I've already burned and drilled the hole. My idea worked flawlessly.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on chickens, eggs, and indecision at iseecerulean
Before I forget...Ester is doing much better. :) I have been busy enjoying our short summer season, so haven't worked on the build as much as needed to stay on schedule. If I want to photograph it outside while the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at iseecerulean
It looked, last Friday and Saturday, as if Ester were getting over her cold. Sunday she was worse, yesterday she was absolutely much snot she was gagging on it every time she had a sneezing fit. We took her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at iseecerulean
Four movies today, three tomorrow. I'm having a wonderful time. Ester has a cold. She is not having a wonderful time. My poor sneezy, coughing, feverish baby. She's on the mend, she's been feeling better the past few days. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at iseecerulean
Me too!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2017 on garden guest at iseecerulean
That is not a bad idea.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2017 on Irked at iseecerulean
I dry fit the double-hung windows on the side of the house, then glued all the windows in place, assuming they'd all be the same depth. They are not. I should have dry fit all of them, so that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at iseecerulean
It is rather TARDISy....but don't worry, my library is vashta nerada free.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2017 on bluer bricks at iseecerulean
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at iseecerulean
That's as bricked up and painted as it's going to get. Wait to see!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2017 on bluer bricks at iseecerulean
The second (and final, I think) coat of blue. Before I did that I bricked the base of the porch, then went over all the bricked surfaces looking for the few I'd glued on upside down. I carefully pulled off... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at iseecerulean
The bricks are on and have their first coat of blue. No grout, because I'm painting them a dark color and need the depth. Looking at the picture just now made me realize I forgot to brick the base of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at iseecerulean