Sunday, December 30, 2012


We just got back from spending the weekend working up at the house.  We slept there for the first time! We had a very productive weekend - on Saturday, we sanded about 6 miles worth of wood trim (it felt like that much, anyway), and on Sunday we did two coats of primer.

Before and after:

The floor guy will be getting started on Wednesday (which is why we were a little messy with the primer on the floors - we knew he would be sanding any paint drips away anyway).  Our carpenter "feathered" the wood where the old wood stove was, since our new fireplace insert is going to take up less room.  This way, the floor guy can mix new wood in with the old wood and stain them the same.

And we got the kitchen cabinets in! Wanna see a sneak peak?

Yup, boxes.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Some "before" photos

Panorama of the master bedroom

Front entryway, stairs on the right, looking through to the kitchen

From the living room, looking up to the loft, with the kitchen at bottom left

Panorama of the loft

Monday, December 3, 2012

Work has begun!

Matt spent Friday night and Saturday getting started with the carpenter, the plumber, and the oil technician.  Matt demo'ed the fireplace surrounding the wood stove (we're moving that to the basement), Jay the carpenter repaired a lot of dog-chewed trim, and Scandal the oil tech and Kevin the plumber replaced all the missing pipes in the basement and fixed the broken baseboards.

CJ stood in front of the space heater for a few hours on Saturday - it was cold in there!