Before and After Archive

  • I liked Owl City a lot more when they were called Postal Service… any who – here are the finalists for our siding colors. The winner is Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl 2137-60 for those of […]

    Hello Seattle / Owl (Gray) City

    I liked Owl City a lot more when they were called Postal Service… any who – here are the finalists for our siding colors. The winner is Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl 2137-60 for those of […]

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  • …first star I see, porch light!  We’ve finally (okay, this was me) put up our Moravian star light.  This one is from Meyda Tiffany out of Yorkville New York. You might remember the old little […]

    Star light, star bright

    …first star I see, porch light!  We’ve finally (okay, this was me) put up our Moravian star light.  This one is from Meyda Tiffany out of Yorkville New York. You might remember the old little […]

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  • …this is a post about our no-longer-empty dining room!  Here’s a before shot… and here… …is the after!  We now have a ton of storage for all of our china, etc. and for our butts […]

    This is not a post about tomatoes

    …this is a post about our no-longer-empty dining room!  Here’s a before shot… and here… …is the after!  We now have a ton of storage for all of our china, etc. and for our butts […]

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  •   Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

    Full circle

      Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

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  • Last week we installed some really cool (and inexpensive – woot!) bamboo woven roman shades in the dining room.  As you can see – the stupid mounting brackets are not quite up to our standards, unnecessarily […]

    Unfailing the blind flailing

    Last week we installed some really cool (and inexpensive – woot!) bamboo woven roman shades in the dining room.  As you can see – the stupid mounting brackets are not quite up to our standards, unnecessarily […]

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  • Last week, I tackled the subfloor in the upstairs bathroom: patching up the giant holes where the plumbers had removed the floor to replace the (choked full of rust) galvanized steel water pipes.  Before I […]

    Every fiber of my cement board

    Last week, I tackled the subfloor in the upstairs bathroom: patching up the giant holes where the plumbers had removed the floor to replace the (choked full of rust) galvanized steel water pipes.  Before I […]

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  • Happy Father’s Day everyone!  We made a lot of progress down on old Broad street this weekend, specifically in the bathroom where I’ve now filled in the sub-floor and once again you can stand!  There’s […]

    Stand in the place where you live

    Happy Father’s Day everyone!  We made a lot of progress down on old Broad street this weekend, specifically in the bathroom where I’ve now filled in the sub-floor and once again you can stand!  There’s […]

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  • Our 100+ year old hardware floors have been completely redone by the good folks at Blue Knight – and they look amazing.  We decided to spend some extra money and go with a commercial grade […]

    Finished with the finish

    Our 100+ year old hardware floors have been completely redone by the good folks at Blue Knight – and they look amazing.  We decided to spend some extra money and go with a commercial grade […]

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  • So this is a mattock.  It’s a pick-axe type tool used for root and earth removal.  We got ours for about $15 at the Home Despot.   Today is d-day for these hedges in front […]

    What’s the mattock with you?

    So this is a mattock.  It’s a pick-axe type tool used for root and earth removal.  We got ours for about $15 at the Home Despot.   Today is d-day for these hedges in front […]

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  • French drains are in!  The basement can be checked off the list (and we can now have a normal, conforming, sellable-on-the-secondary-mortgage-backed-securities-market loan if we want). I can’t believe how well this turned out, even without […]

    Once in a lifetime; water flowing underground.

    French drains are in!  The basement can be checked off the list (and we can now have a normal, conforming, sellable-on-the-secondary-mortgage-backed-securities-market loan if we want). I can’t believe how well this turned out, even without […]

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