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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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A Cattywampus Hallway.

Swinging into Texas Fall; 80 degrees and sunny one day, 40 degrees and sleeting the next! Our beloved light filled 100 year old home is filled with millions of engagingly historic features I adore; it is also filled with several challenges brought on by the passage of time. The most irritating of these age induced… Continue reading A Cattywampus Hallway.

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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Exterior Stain: Progress Report

The staining process of the exterior eaves and porch ceilings began yesterday. Not only did our painting group arrive a day early (hooray), but they also formulated a semi-solid stain mixture to match our original chosen semi-transparent sample. Our original semi-transparent stain necessitated three separately applied coats of stain to obtain the desired depth of… Continue reading Exterior Stain: Progress Report

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Living Room Progress.

Sorry for the absence as of late. The end of our sweet and slow summer and the beginning of our full year ahead took a bit of getting used to. Anyways, the house is humming along at a nice pace. Today we will focus upon the living room fireplace. Our living room is one of… Continue reading Living Room Progress.

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Floors Glorious Floors!

This is a rather quick post, and I will follow up with further information on the specific features and stains of the old and new hardwood floors, but I wanted to share some pictures of our quickly moving project! By the way, the wood floors were delivered two days ago, and all of the installation… Continue reading Floors Glorious Floors!

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Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

I still cannot believe that we now have fully defined rooms thanks to the drywall installers. Not only did they make quick work of a big and rather complex project, they also happily sang the days away while cutting, hanging, and finishing the drywall. They were a delightful group to be around, and I am… Continue reading Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.