Tuesday, July 20, 2010

catch up time

Between moving last week and a wonderful vacation the week before, I have neglected any updates here.
Moving, always fun, took up some time.  It is always strange to see your home reduced to stacks of boxes.

Another oddity is that a home actually looks smaller when there is no furniture.  I speak the truth!  When you hire me to design your space, you will hear me say it.  It looks larger when it's furnished.
The empty space feels....well, empty.


Now I will return focus to the renovation.  While we wait on various inspections, I find my anxiousness increasing.  Logic has always informed me that construction deadlines are never nailed.  The emotion of not having the house done before our wedding is what is creating said anxiety.  
Meeting electrician on Thursday.  Hope to see kitchen floors go in soon.  If all goes well, I will post pictures to prove it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

wall prep

In the master bedroom, grasscloth wall covering was removed.  Also, we framed out the wall a bit so that a king bed can fit against it.  As a decorator, king beds are not a favorite.  As a sleeper, king beds are pretty great.  We will install floor to ceiling book shelves on either side of the bed.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

roof chronicles

1. a leaky roof.

water damage on new insulation.

2.a leaky skylight.
The piece de resistance, and the piece that does not resist water.

Can you see the water damage on the walls?
Quelle damage?

Can it be patched?

Of course not.  The entire skylight need replacing.
Path of least resistance?

3. stained slate on the mansard.

was not able to get a good shot of it, but believe me, the slate looks like it was shot with a super-soaker filled with tar.  I'm thinking that we just don't look up.