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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:32 pm

More pictures soon, I hope.

My husband set out some ivy in front. We'll be planting some mums.

I plan (cross your fingers for me) to make the curtains for my kitchen cabinets this weekend, and maybe find the window curtains.

Also, I want to finish painting the kitchen cabinet doors and finish working on the china cupboard.

And a few million other small things!

My husband SWEARS he'll finish the pillars this weekend.

M'mmm.
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PostSubject: 1930s kitchen...almost finished   Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:15 pm

The only thing we lack is curtains for the windows. I have the materials, and will make them soon.







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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:16 pm




This is the dining room. The china cabinet is in much better shape now!
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:18 pm



This is the powder room.

The cabinet is from a doctor's office in the 30s.
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:55 am

Wow! Looks fantastic! I love your stove and the corner cabinet in the dining room.
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:18 am

Thank you. Very Happy

It suits us very well.

This weekend I need to tidy up my workroom, which somehow became a dumping ground when we were cleaning up for the Halloween party....
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:40 am

Eileen, the house looks amazing. Really. You have the best taste and I'm so happy for you! I know how long you've been wanting more space and a yard.

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:53 pm

Thanks!

I don't know when we'll be able to un-pave the yard. Neutral

The whole area will have to be graded. Right now it runs on an angle TO the house, which, even with the seal of the asphalt, means water in the cellar. Urk.

In the spring we'll work off our garden urges in the front, I guess.

Maybe by spring 2010 we'll be able to start a kitchen garden.

The interior really is coming along, though we need o start work on the upstairs bath. My husband agreed when I said it should be done by Christmas, but he hasn't even finished the pillars on the front! I don't have a clue about plumbing, or I'd tackle it myself.

I do try to do at least one thing every single weekend, even if it's not major, it all hangs together.
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:24 pm

Hey, how are things going with the house? Anything new to report? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:40 pm

Actually, yes.

Jimmy has started to break up the asphalt in the yard. There's a small section free, and he's planted 3 canes of raspberries: black, red, and golden. We also have some containers out with strawberries, lettuce & rosemary, though it is early.

We have three rose bushes out front; I don't know if they'll bloom this year.

And the upstairs bath has a new floor (not great, but at least it's black & white and there are no holes in it), and the bath has been resurfaced. I need to finish spackling the walls and prime and paint.

Today I also hung more art, mostly paintings. Yesterday I found a very cubist looking painting, unframed, but cool. It was only $11.00! I'm putting a lot of art on the walls of the staircase.
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:20 pm

Sounds like things are really coming along. I've been pretty good about getting the early veggies out so far, but I am way behind on my herbs. I wish I lived in a climate that supported rosemary outdoors all year. I remember being in San Antonio and walking by rosemary bushes. *sigh*
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:28 pm

I know...it did very well in Virginia. Without a greenhouse area there's no way to keep it going here year 'round.

We just got a small dill plant; need to set it out soon.
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:59 pm

I thought I had some 'small' dill plants last year- by June they were 4 feet tall! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:00 pm

One of the local squirrels got mad and dug it up. Little beast.

Jimmy caught him stealing lettuce and yelled at him. He dropped the lettuce, Jimmy picked it up and brought it inside, and mysteriously, the dill and that lettuce plant are now dead....
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PostSubject: Re: House Renovation...back to the 30s.   Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:19 pm

I'll be posting more pictures soon.

The upstairs bath is done, and we have landscaped the front garden: marigolds, ivy, summer bulbs, pinks, allyssum, poppies, forsythia, bleeding hearts, ivy and peonies. I'm thinking of adding myrtle and a few other things; we'll see what I find. The center is lawn.

Much of it won't flower until next year, but it's in place. (Not recognizable as the place we moved into last year. Our neighbors are very happy.)
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