Category Archives: Renovations

Construction on the house

The Big Reveal


Ahh the new kitchen.  The last frontier.  The final phase of this house renovation.  It is almost done.  We are still waiting on two cupboard doors.   Want to see it?  I took pictures of everything. We started this project back in … Continue reading

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“Let’s Jack Her Up”


On “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta” (my Friday night TV guilty pleasure),  Monty – the  bridal shop manager has a favourite expression.  Near the end of every show Monty says “Let’s Jack Her Up”.  This means let’s show the bride-to-be what she … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the mess


“And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat My poor old body is sore today.   My upper back, shoulders … Continue reading

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Colour choice revisited


Work on our downstairs bathroom continues.  The room has now been gutted.  The old porcelain floor tiles were hammered and shovelled out.   The new drywall has been seamed, mudded and sanded and the new floor has had two coatings of scratch poured.    (cough, cough … Continue reading

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Here we go again


It would be a dull month if Warren were not renovating something, somewhere, so this month he is tackling our downstairs bathroom.  It needed doing. Here is a before picture of the old bathroom.  This room is also where we … Continue reading

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The Baldwin hinge


Over the years this old house has been thoroughly renovated, several times.  There aren’t too many discoveries left to find.  We gutted out the attic and 2nd floor.  We have stripped the plaster and lathe off the walls.  This house is now safe, clean … Continue reading

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Calling all designers


…and would-be interior designers and people with taste, and people with ideas and opinions.  I need advice! Yesterday with pre Hurricane Sandy howling outside, we turned our attention to finishing the upstairs renovations – specifically the trim.  Warren pulled out … Continue reading

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