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Renovation Progress

Renovation Progress

Thought I’d share some updates to the renovation! We had to put in all new floor beams to support the floor.  The old ones just weren’t 100%, and why put all this money into a house if it doesn’t have a solid floor? Another big step was cutting a hole in the wall where the...
Bye Bye Upstairs

Bye Bye Upstairs

  Good morning, and Happy Mother’s Day everyone!!!  Taking advantage of Daddy and Evie playing outside with the chicks to upload a few pictures of the progress in our big upstairs renovation.  These pictures are a bit old now (I can’t wait to share how much has been done!) but I just never seem to...
Walk-In Closet Accompli!

Walk-In Closet Accompli!

This is Part 2 of the Walk-In Closet story.  So as I mentioned in my last post, first David and I painted the 4 walls and ceiling a calming blue, which I love.   Then we hung a great mirror on sale (only $29!) from Kirkland.   Next our contractor built some great shelves for us....
Walk-In Closet

Walk-In Closet

Okay, time to share some cool updates on the renovation project! The first step of the project is demo-ing an old random fireplace that apparently exists behind the wall in the hallway to make room for a new, big walk-in closet for our bedroom.  This fireplace was covered over in drywall and its chimney stopped...

And So It Begins…

Well, it looks like our 5-year-down-the-road-plans were meant to be 5-month-down-the-road-plans.  Glad we got the architect to draw them up last fall because since then, we’ve had no less than 3 burst pipes in the bathroom upstairs that have leaked into the kitchen.  We keep replacing the old, disintegrating copper pipes with PEX parts but...
Designing The Upstairs

Designing The Upstairs

Big changes will be happening in our neck of the woods!! Last fall we hired one of Charlottesville’s most renowned architects, Russell Skinner (from Abbott Skinner), to come take a look at our upstairs and help us come up with a long-term plan. The issues with the status quo upstairs were many.  We hadn’t touched the...
New (Heated!) Floor in Little Brick Outbuilding

New (Heated!) Floor in Little Brick Outbuilding

As you walk up the front walkway to our house, the two-story front porch greets you, and if you walk along the porch, there’s a beautiful (albeit a bit overgrown) brick walkway that leads to the sweetest little brick outbuilding. I love the picture above Claire Pieron took back before we moved in.  Sadly, since...
Porch Ceiling

Porch Ceiling

  Sorry for the long gap in blog posts.  I returned to work this past week and it’s been crazy!!  Anyway, here are some pictures of progress on the back porch– now we have a ceiling!   You can still see the stuff from the old ceiling in there: And the new beams:   We...
Pass That Dutch... Door

Pass That Dutch… Door

I kind of have a “thing” for Dutch doors. Traditional Entry by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Savvy Interiors Traditional Entry by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Bradley E Heppner Architecture, LLC Traditional Entry by Santa Barbara General Contractors Giffin & Crane General Contractors, Inc. Traditional Hall by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp...
Flip That Fireplace

Flip That Fireplace

  Pardon the interruption in blog posts… sick baby = blog is not the highest priority.  Evie’s not sleeping through the night anymore and it makes it tricky for us! Anyway, here’s where we left off with the fireplace in our kitchen: Allow me to blow your mind with how we’ve started to transform it!...
We Sorta Have A Back Porch!

We Sorta Have A Back Porch!

Lots of progress on the sun room conversion to back porch to share with y’all!  I am in love with how it’s turning out.  I can see David, Evie and me hanging out back here next summer… so cool! Originally we had 4×4 posts as columns supporting the roof on our new back porch. But...
New Kitchen Sub-Floor

New Kitchen Sub-Floor

If you look closely at the floor in the picture below, taken a few months back, you’ll observe a startling feature: the floor dips about two inches to the right!  It’s definitely two distinct levels that kind of slope together. That’s because the two sub-floors are two different materials and two different heights.  To the left,...
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