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Master Bedroom Progress.

The Master bedroom is a fully new space in the home. We added this room to the second floor above our new kitchen and den. It was hard to see what this space would become, but now that it is nearing completion, I can see that this room will be a calming and soothing retreat… Continue reading Master Bedroom Progress.

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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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Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

We removed all of the overgrown bushes from the front of the house. Not only is it nice to have a fresh slate for new plants, but we can also glimpse back to the original exterior color. The painters didn’t paint the area behind these plants, and so we are able to appreciate the newly… Continue reading Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

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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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Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.

Trim on the walls of a home is much like icing on a cake. Could you live in a home without trim? Yes. Could you eat cake without icing? Yes. However, without trim and without icing there is a rough unfinished quality, a raw incomplete nature, an overexposure of every tiny imperfection. Trim and icing… Continue reading Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.