1885 Victorian Renovation

Shedding

Shed work from a few days ago — shingling the roof (you just nail the shingles down; somehow I thought it was more complicated), adding the doors and windows. Completed shed structure, still to have doorknobs, light fixtures, window latches, painting, etc. It’s close enough to done that I can actually work in it now …

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Writing Shed

Writing shed. Eep. It will be tiny and free of distractions. So far: – measured out space and stuck poles in the ground with string around it to get a sense of it – found free shed plans on internet and sent to contractors – went to Re-Use Depot and found some old windows and …

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Door

Door without numbers. Door with numbers. Numbers pretty. Door happy.   Thanks to my in-laws for the lovely Christmas gift. It took me a while to have time to get it made, but very happy with the result. And now it should be much easier for people to find our door at night (it was …

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Paint and Wood

Little project. Eventually, if budget allows, we’d like to do a big corner built-in china cabinet in this area. But we had a chest that we’ve used for about two decades now, and a few weekends ago, someone in a local group was selling this bar cabinet for $50.  At parties, we’d been running very …

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Home improvement

Two little household improvements — added a lower story to the Little Free Library, added a suet feeder to the back deck bird feeders. The idea was that the lower level of the library would be for kids’ books, but perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s also collected some spillover from the upper level, which tended to get …

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Screen

Screen door — installed! The children have declared it “fancy!” Next year, I’m hoping to be able to budget to get the house number done in art glass in that transom above the door (people sometimes have trouble noticing the numbers on the stair post where they currently are), and then, the front entryway will …

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Screened

I am getting a screen door today! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for a screen door. Years, I think. And finally budget and schedule and the stars have aligned, and the screen door will go in very shortly, and I will have a cross-breeze from the front of the house to …

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