Archive for the 'rehab' Category

Beach house #30 – Awning begun

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

I got up bright and early today. I really did! And I had planned to go ahead and start work. But then … well, Sofía volunteered to make breakfast, and I had a really good book, and Josh made me some very lovely tea, and… I did finally get out the door but not until nearly […]

Beach house #29 – Awning

Monday, September 18th, 2017

One tiny project that I can do while I wait is make an awning for the basement door. See how flat the face is? There’s no access from the inside of the house, so the basement door is kept locked. Which means that every time it rains and you want to access the basement, you’re […]

Beach house #28 – New plans

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

So I mentioned that I’d come up with some new ideas? Well, when I was trying to fix some of the framing on the half-finished back porch, my carpenter asked why I didn’t put the second bath back there instead of in the house. I’d had that thought before, but somehow it slipped through the […]

Beach house #27 – Naked

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Did I mention that my carpenter is great? Everyone in rehab seems to complain about the difficulty of finding good contractors. They don’t show up, they don’t finish jobs, or they don’t do the work right… I’ve been very lucky. I found my guy pretty soon into the project. He works weekends and shows up when he says […]

Beach house #26 – Casualties of rehab

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Oh, boo. Of course it couldn’t have gone perfectly. That looks like a hammer “oops” to me… but the guys swear they had just unwrapped it and it was like that. HM. And of course there’s no warranty or anything on glass breakage… so I have my first repair. Blah. In the scheme of things […]

Beach house #25 – Windows finished

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

We managed to get all but the caulking done on the new windows on the second day. And what a difference they made. In particular, this one room had one shaded (porch) window and one tiny boarded-up window. Before: I enlarged that little window to match the other. It lets in so much light, even […]

Beach house #24 – Putting in the windows!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Finally, we’re back to square one on the termite and basic structural issues. Back to where we thought we were starting… all the way back in MAY! Sigh. The neighbors must be wondering what’s going on inside. Months of activity with no visible difference, nothing since we took down the old front porch. Remember it? […]

I’m still here, I promise!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Two weeks out of state somehow knocked me out of rhythm and I dropped the blogging ball. But! I have so much to share! So many photos to upload! Of course we’re not nearly done. Don’t even ask. Sigh. But that’s another story for another day. As long as, you know…. as long as you […]

Beach house #23 – Finally, the beam

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Oops! I totally forgot about the other side of the beam – you know the one I posted about all the way at the beginning of August? Well, my mom sanded the heck out of it for me right before they left and went back to California. She left it looking beautiful. As soon as they […]

Beach house #22 – thinking in color

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Went and bought my first can of accent color from Lowe’s last weekend. It’s called “Amalfi” and it took me literally 2.5 seconds to pick it out and decide that it was The One. (Yes, I know the paint chip on the wood is called “Blue Nile” – the paint lady stole my chip and […]