Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The final step to finishing the restored urn was to build the small
plinth to raise it up and make it permanent and more visible.
The hole for the base was dug
The concrete base was poured, leveled, and smoothed.
Early one morning construction began on a six tier column.
The bricks were scrubbed and the restored urn has a permanent home.
A new symbol for our garden restorations.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This summer we decided to clean and update the 1900's kitchen addition. The room has only one original detail so historical accuracy is really not an issue. In the late 1950's or early 1960's the kitchen was given the "dutch blue" kiss.
The ladies had already pulled most of the wallpaper. Everything that was painted blue needed to be painted white - it took a minimum of four coats on all surfaces! The walls were unprimed wall board, so they had to be patched, primed, and painted. The ceiling and baseboards were painted - and the windows had to be repaired and then painted which took 2 weeks.
Before - refrigerator wall
Before - oven wall
This photo shows the one original cabinet (now painted black) with its original marble countertop.
Hope you like the end result as much as we do. This room was not original it just needed to be freshened up and cleaned.