Archive for the 'House' Category

Working downstairs (Beach House #73)

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Because the upper half of the house is coming so close to completion, it’s freeing me up to start working in other areas. I’ve still got to finish up the basement and the back porch before I can consider my job close to done. Remember how the basement used to look? It was a dungeon […]

Working upstairs (Beach House #72)

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The upper half of the house is getting so close to being finished. I got the vanity cabinets installed yesterday, and the recycled medicine cabinets screwed in. And it’s been painted, for the most part! Still haven’t done the closets though, and there’s a lot of edging yet to do. I chose this sort of warm, light-grey paint […]

Cabinets in! (Beach house #71)

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Huh, post #71. I wonder if I’ll get the house finished before post #100? I’m going to close my eyes and cross my fingers and wish for yes. Meanwhile, cabinets! We worked Saturday afternoon and got all the wall cabinets in. The color comes pretty close to matching the beams, like I’d hoped. Ta da! We were […]

Soapstone, harbinger of cabinets (Beach house #70)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I ordered countertops! I have to admit, I don’t actually have cabinets yet. Or rather, I have them… all clustered together in a forlorn huddle in corner of the old kitchen. Still in boxes. Most decidedly not hung and arranged on the walls. The plan is to get them up quick this weekend before the templaters […]

99% tile (Beach house #69)

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

So close! Only the shower curb left to do. I’d have gotten it finished today if I hadn’t had to stop twice during the day and make two separately 40 minute round trips – one for a single extra box of tile and one for a single extra bag of LASH clips. I hate so muuuuuuuuuch when […]

Starting to tile! (Beach House #68)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

So, I was supposed to have been done with tiling last week. In order to stay on schedule  for refinancing in mid-April, by when I want to have EVERYTHING TOTALLY FINISHED and already rented. Needless to say, things always take longer than I think they will. Preparation took about half the time. It is so important […]

Oh yeah glamor shot (Beach house #64b)

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Forgot to throw in a picture of the finished hardwoods in the new TV room. This isn’t exactly a “glamor” shot by any means, but at least you can kinda see the whole floor. Kinda. Also, no tools. Yay, room with wood floors, ta-da. Since this room is currently packed full of boxes containing twenty-odd […]

Waterproofed – adventures in rubber paint (Beach house #67)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

I was so confused for so long when people would talk about a “waterproof membrane.” I thought it was some kind of plastic sheeting or something until I realized it was painted on. How cool is that? It’s like this rubber/plastic paint. It goes on like normal with brush and roller, but it’s thick as peanut butter. […]

Showers up! (Beach house #66)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

I finished the shower and bath structures! The Durock was pretty easy. Anything I couldn’t cut with a boxcutter came out easily with a sawzall. You can’t puncture the PVC liner with screws, so you can’t use Durock on the shower curb. You have to build it out of metal lathe and mortar instead. I […]

Rocking on (Beach house #65)

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

I got to play with Durock cement board a bit today. It was pretty rewarding actually – not difficult, I didn’t make any bad cuts, and everything fit into place nice and neat. Not bad for a first time ever. By the end of the week (my new deadline for tile prep), I need to […]