If you have ever done a remodel you know how easy it is to forget all that has happened leading up to the final stages of a project. It is a very strange mental block that takes place. Cole may think differently about this than me ; ) I try to be diligent about taking photographs at each stage so that we can go back and see the progress that has been made.
It is easy to think that you are standing still or moving at a snails pace when things are actually progressing really quickly considering all that had do be done… … More Building a Bedroom from Scratch!
Through the process of restoring our early 1800s house we have wanted to bring back as much of the original character as we could, while still making it a functional year round residence. Behind the walls and above the ceilings there will be all new electric, plumbing, insulation and heating systems; but the finishing touches … More Old School Whitewashing
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I would really like to start showing fun … More Straighten the Roof… Check
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali – The past few days have been so warm we have had a number of friends stop by to see our project. They come in and their eyes look like they have seen a monster. I prefer to think of it as the beast. The … More A Shell of a Bathroom
After two months of a ceiling-less living room we are happy to say the process of rebuilding it is in motion. In our previous post you can see the beams installed as the joists. To counter the beautiful dark beams we knew we wanted something bright with a bit of texture to add contrast to the space. … More Tongue and Groove Ceilings