Van Dyke Project
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adventures in building a new old bungalow in Raleigh,NC
Long Time Gone
- Published on Monday, 23 January 2012
Authors:ummm...where did this past year go?
I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted on here. Having a kid sorta took over our lives a bit, I guess. We are just now getting caught up with ourselves again. Greg has been staying busy and fitting in little projects here and there- mostly while the kiddo has been napping. Can't get...
White Christmas 2010
- Published on Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Authors:The first flakes actually started falling on Christmas night. It hasn't snowed in Raleigh on Christmas in more than 60 years! We got about 8 inches- so beautiful!
Going to be 65 degrees here on Saturday. What a great way to bring in the new year!
more July photos
- Published on Friday, 10 December 2010
Authors:Greg has some shows up in Canada and I am holding down the fort, kind of. I've had a few meltdowns along the way.
The plumbers have come and gone- with only a couple walls torn up, one cracked pipe and our tile ripped out of the floor. The good news, we did eventually get water flowing, toilets and sinks in place and our old clawfoot tub...
Another Year Over...
- Published on Thursday, 09 December 2010
Authors:Once again, I have let way too much time pass since my last post. Having a new baby has definitely changed things up a bit over here on Van Dyke! Greg always has a few projects going on though, they just seem to take a little longer to complete these days.
We had this great idea to build our dining room table out of salvaged wood from old
- Published on Sunday, 14 November 2010
Authors:All this beautiful spring weather inspired us to finally build our backyard chicken coop. We had lots of leftover materials to work with after building the house, so it was nice to find good use for it. I think Greg had fun building it too- not quite as stressful as building our house. Hope our city chicks like it as much as we do....
- Published on Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Authors:I am embarrassed by how long it has been since I posted on this blog. This has really been a busy, busy past few months...but the doors are all in, the chicks are lovin' the new fancy coop, Greg's been touring all over the US since CCL'snew recordwas released AND we are expecting a baby in a few days.whew. I had good reason to be so slack.
Spring is here!
- Published on Sunday, 28 March 2010
Authors:75 degrees and sunny today! I really hope we have seen the end of this dreary, cold and never-ending winter.
These are tulips that Greg brought back from Holland last year. I planted them way back in November and they just popped up. I hope they last long enough for G to see when he gets home next week.
Our peach tree is blooming too-...
- Published on Sunday, 28 March 2010
Authors:Walk-in closets are finished! We have been living out of boxes since August and since closets were low on our priority list it took until now to finish them up. I think Greg was getting pretty tired of my stuff lying everywhere. So, time to get organized. It's going to actually be fun with all this room. Here's my fancy closet......
- Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Authors:Here are some photos of thebreakfast nook area that Greg worked on this week. He was on a mission to finish before leaving town this weekend and did it all. Nice work G!
This is leftover soapstone we had from our kitchen countertop. We're making a built-in desk area off of the kitchen and using some of this for the desk top. Soapstone was...
Life After the Holidays
- Published on Thursday, 14 January 2010
Authors:Well, the holiday festivities have come to a close. So much fun seeing our friends and families, eating lots of good food and taking some much needed time off, but now it's back to work.
Our house has become a construction zone once again. Greg started on the built-ins this past week. He's building a window bench in our dining room, a...