Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Remember this cool thing?
Well. It sat all summer. I used the shelves in the pantry alcove area for my pots and pans (highly inconvenient). But then, this week, probably because the brackets I'm using to install the shelves upon are giving me a royally hard time, I found I had a minute to shout at my friend Jay, the sculptor, who offered to help make the small modifications this marvelous piece of junk needed to become a pot rack... four months ago. He was still game, as luck would have it.
Twenty minutes of welding and grinding later and, voila. The main modification was installing that straight central piece, for stability.
After a few minutes of pacing and fretting to make sure I put the hooks into the ceiling in the right places, it took only about ten minutes to install.
And, I LOVE it! The whole view from the first picture will look a lot better sans clutter. And, actually, now that I mention it, it does bother me a little that it seems to compete with the dining room lights. That might be one of those things that's way less noticeable in person, because I didn't notice it until looking at the picture. We'll see.
And in other news, this is the state of the open (freaking) shelves, which I foolishly thought I'd have done by the end of last week. Pah. Silly human. Oh, sweet chaos of toggle bolts and heavy-duty anchors and tile-cutting drill bits and spade bits and knee pads...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
It's fall. It's really fall. The light is changing.
The leaves are falling. The backyard hickories hit October 1st and just... sneeze, hemorrhaging their leaves all over the yard.
In other news, the exterior continues to inch closer to completion. Patrick's dad came out this week to apply the fish scale to the peak, and so now I'm gunning to get that painted and the rest of the windows scraped, etc, by the end of next week. I did get the yellow trim painted this week, which really helps to bring it all together. I love this thing, this place.
Next up: finishing that last section of kitchen tile and installing open shelving, addressing the laundry room ceiling, and replacing a couple baseboard pieces in the dining room. Oh yeah, and installing crown molding in there. Yay, fall.