Finally getting to this project. Refinishing the back door that was on my mom’s house for 25 plus years. It was replaced with a new one before we sold her house. It’s now going to be the door on my shed. Still debating what I’m going to put in the window opening. #project#door#stainedglass#shed#memory#oldhouse#shop#homeshop
Finally finished the metal work on the reclaimed wood shelves & desk. I discovered a trick when using a hacksaw to cut through metal. Spray the blade & metal with cooking spray. The blade doesn't stick on the upstroke & the cut goes 3x faster. Even though I wear glasses & a mask, I noticed the oil also reduces the amount of airbourne metal dust. Same for filing & steel wool work. The shelves are done but I have my eye out for two more pieces of thick tongue & groove @earthwisesalvage for one more high shelf. You can never have too much storage. Oh & I need to find a cool looking plant for the 2nd shelf that doesn't need much water... #salvagelove#diytip#diyproject#reclaimedwood#storage#guest#bedroom#woodworking#metal#gettingitdone#oldhouse#renovation
This is one of two fireplaces in the house but was originally the exterior chimney. When the previous owner turned the enclosed patio into a family room, she shut off the original fireplace and moved the gas insert to this side. The previous owner also gifted us a needlepoint of the house that she made... so thoughtful! The needlepoint was completed prior to the garage addition so it’s fun to see what the original house looked like. .
Élagage à la maison Gabrielle-Roy hier. Les branches de ces arbres étaient devenues dangeureusement proches du bâtiment... 😮
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Pruning at the Maison Gabrielle-Roy yesterday. The branches of these trees had become dangerously close to the building ... 😮
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NEW LISTING!! ~ 1891 QUEEN ANNE VICTORIAN ~ “THE FRANZ BODE HOUSE”
501 Williams Street
Springfield, IL 62704 $139,000
• 4 Bedrooms (all upper level) • 1 Spacious bath • Formal dining room w/wood burning fireplace • THREE original fireplaces w/ornate covers • Two XL parlor rooms (living room/2nd family room) • Original grand staircase, leaded glass windows, pocket doors & gorgeous oak hardwood floors throughout • Remodeled kitchen w/granite counters, marble floors, island, pantry & original pressed tin ceiling (all appliances included) • Large scale master bedroom w/sitting room • Walk-up attic (3rd floor) w/bonus room & storage space galore • Wrap around covered front porch • Updated plumbing, electrical & newer Trane brand furnace & central AC w/whole house humidifier • Park-like double corner lot, mature shade trees, landscaping & fenced yard (front & back)
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Gorgeous evening light on the 1895 Villa Margherita, as it was known during its Hotel years, designed for Andrew Simonds’s by Frederick Dinkelberg out of New York, more well known for his work on the Flatiron Building. The Beaux Arts Mansion wiped away an 18th century house, and is one of the few residences of this style in the city. Simonds spared no expense, and the ornate facade reflects this, including a substantial cast iron railing on the second floor balcony and heavily ornamented front door surround. It became a hotel in the early 20th Century but was restored as a single family home, albeit without its original cupola and roof balustrade. Although strinking, the building looks a little out of place, as if it was on its way from New York to Palm Beach and decided to stay in Charleston instead. .
Got some couches for our bonus room!
This is the fifth bedroom and we decided to make it into a family room for the kids to watch movies and play games in while the adults watch “ Jack Ryan” on Amazon Prime!! The walls are still bare, but we are thinking some shelves on both sides and the coo coo clock in the middle?? Any ideas?? I love how my carpet looks in the bay window light due I feel the day, with the dark sofas and light walls!
For dinner making some quick and easy chicken quesadillas to munch on while we watch our action flick!! The pretty plates totally make the quesadillas taste better! #polishpottery#ilovethem
Slowly but surely we are making this house into our home! #californiahome
As summer comes to an official close, I’m soaking up as many warm nights as I can. Hard to believe this porch was completely overgrown when we moved in. One of many landscaping projects we undertook. Before our kitchen renovation, the French doors were a window in the former tea room. It’s now our breakfast nook, perfect for sipping a cup of coffee while listening to the fountain. One day. My kids haven’t gotten the memo yet 🤣 #porch#flowers#fern#fountain#frenchdoors#kitchen#summer#oldhouse#fixerupper#thisoldcthouse
Progress update. (Scroll through for before shots)
So far we have been without a shower for 7 weeks. 😱 Don’t worry! The Y is 4 blocks from our house and we have a little pool that we use for the kids in the kitchen. Sometimes our kitchen is the pool.
I estimate that I am probably 2-4 weeks from being completely done with this project. So far I have updated/changed the following: -Ripped out old cast iron tub
-Removed all wall and floor tile
-Moved shower/tub pluming 10” to the right (huge improvement)
-Replaced most of the copper plumbing with PEX
-Installed new steel tub
-Added water proof recessed lighting above the shower
-Added a second wall sconce above the sink
-Added an electrical outlet to our bedroom (since I have the wall opened up anyway)
-Moved the sink’s cold water line to the right (for symmetry)
-Fixed/re-attached vent line for the sink drain
-Removed the toilet flange (probably shouldn’t have done that)
Now all that is left is finishing up muddjng and taping, water proof the shower surround, tile the shower, tile the floor, add sink, toilet, mirror, sconces and a few shelves...oh and paint.
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Guess whose @target finally put out their dollar pumpkins? Guess who took most of them?🙋🏻♀️And guess who has no idea what to do with them? Keeping them on our dining room chair because the colors match perfectly doesn’t seem too practical or comfortable.😬I started putting twine around the stem (middle pumpkin in picture) but I am not sure how much I like it...help a lady out! What do you think? Leave it or twine it?