Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Studio today

Indoor: 7 degree Celsius = 44.6 Fahrenheit. I am not going to work today. Thank you very much.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

handling it

It is been four and a half years since we have moved into this precious, VERY old, stubborn house. ...where beside everything else, not a single door closes properly. To the point that all visitors had to hear the explanation and the advice to just SLAM the door. Well not any more. I finally got around changing all the door knobs, handles and locks. (...that have been purchased from Ebay about a year ago-shame on my head) Smoothly closing door can be a life changing experience.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 the hallway...

on your way to the bathroom? do not forget to put your work boots on honey!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Retrofitting very old house...

...with new materials, insulation in this case, is not as much fun as I thought. AND boy is it ever slow process!

Monday, January 7, 2013

January month of renos...

I really mean that.  Even tho this is mostly my husbands doing. I am just a dump truck driver. All plaster gone, insulation next. This will be the office, smallest room on the second floor.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dear January, month of renovations!

...this is THE Couch...beastly piece of furniture. I mean HUGE! Only took us half a day to get it out of the garage and into the house, trying to fit it through three sets of doors. Lordy! Solid as a rock, made of oak, seats four comfortably, 95 inches long, not counting the curve.
 Pretty spectacular, eh?
Found it on the street of Toronto, about SEVEN years ago, and this year I am going to re-upholster it.
I have been gearing up for this task, reading tutorials, books, hunting for tools and supplies. I am telling you, THIS year is the year. Besides it is taking over the dining room now, so, it is going to get done fast, and out of there. is already driving me crazy. HA!
What is your pet project?