Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I am still here just don't know where.
The first winter in this new house has been different.
Lack of natural sunlight and the icky inversion has not done me much good.
We have been somewhat busy repainting our old house to either rent or sale
still not real sure on what we are doing.
Dennis and I drove out to check out road conditions to the west dessert
and we hit the jackpot with the wild horses.
Posted by whitey at 9:07 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2015
On this remake we did not do anything thing
major for this room.
Dennis and Kyle spent a great deal of time
jacking the floor up and making it structurally sound.
You could not walk down the hall with
out the feeling of being off balanced.
But before jacking up the floors they had
to remove parts of the sheet rock that you
can see underneath the beams by balcony.
Even with removing some, the sheetrock still cracked and moan.
I would be on the top floor listening to the sound as
they tried to lift this house up it is really an eerie sound.
I kept wondering if it was gong to come crashing down.
We got rid of carpet, tile and light fixtures.
Freshened up wood work and new paint color.
Dennis's father pitched in an created the new wood work around the staircase.
Much better than having the carpet wrap around.
The wood floor was a bit challenge taking its time to acclimate it seemed like forever .
One of the goals we have for this room is to improve the entry way.
We are hoping to remove the door and side windows to add a vestibule entry way .
From the outside of the house you don't get s sense of where the front door is.
We want to had some type of timber frame structure and give it more of a grander feel.
We had the chimney painted a different color
than the walls
and made it more of a focal point.
I found the wagon wheel light fixture at a flea market
and was tickled about how much better
it was than the big glass light fixture that was here.
We added some fan lights from Lowes.
Next room is the master bath with all its rustic charm.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Time seems to be slipping through my fingers these day.
Honestly I don't know how to slow it down.
Summer has come and gone along with Halloween, Thanksgiving and now Christmas.
I had good intentions of keeping up with this blog
but it seems I don't have the time or my interest is winding down.
My Mom decided she wanted to have her grandchildren and great grand children decorate this poor little excuse of a tree that decided to sprout out of what was the original tree that grew on this property well over 70 years ago.
It was the tree that us four girls climbed on as children.
After the tree was cut down an all that was left behind was
"The stump" as my Dad would call it.
It was about the only thing left from the original property and house .
So instead of getting rid of it his idea was to turn it upside down exposing the root system and bury it by making it a piece of the landscaping design.
Then right out of the middle of twisted gnarly wood sprouted a twig of a tree.
We would laugh to think it thought it could survive under the conditions that it was coming from.
And yet we gave it a little pizzazz this Christmas
with handmade decorations, and Moms watchful eye from the house.
The children loved it.
Instead of a Christmas home tour showing off my cute little decorations (not) you get to look at my cute grandkids.
Can I say this has been one of my favorites.
And what was even more special was that my Mom was able to come and spend it with us along with my sister Denice who helped to drive her down.
And most of all Dennis (with a little nudging from me) provided the day before Christmas by building a ramp so my mom could gain entrance with out having to risk going up the stairs.
Posted by whitey at 7:25 AM