The Sow's Ear
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Debeigeing since 2003.
- Published on Saturday, 27 April 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenWhen I made my post a week ago I said the work on the living room quarter round was the first I'd done on the house for awhile.
Well, I forgot. I've also been taking advantage of the days when fine weather and my time off overlap to get something done in the yard.
Allowing for pulling the henbit out of the (unplanted)...
What Can I Say?
- Published on Saturday, 20 April 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenSo here it is Saturday, I don't have to work anywhere, tax day and its chaos is past (don't ask me how that came out if you don't like naughty words), and I was going to get something done on the house for the first time in maybe three weeks.
The plan was to nail in the quarter round to the base on the fireplace wall and around...
A Notice, with a Touch of Irony
- Published on Monday, 01 April 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenThese past few days I've been making increment progress towards completing the work in my 1st floor hall. Small but necessary stuff: Filling screw holes and touching up the faux finish on the upper wall because I've accepted that no, I can't have my wall-hung coat rack hanging over the new chair rail. ...
Eeyore Nails Up Trim
- Published on Monday, 25 March 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenWhere we came from (2003) After I got home from church early this afternoon, I stood in the hallway looking at the new casing for the doorway to the kitchen. It looked-- off. In fact, the right end of the head seemed to be sloping downwards. But how could it? The jamb pieces...
- Published on Sunday, 24 March 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenI really expected to be a lot more excited about this.
Reinstalling the trim in my 1st floor hall, I mean.
After all, it's been down and the space has been looking scabby since September of 2008. On summer evenings these past four years, every time I've hung out with the neighbors on their front porch, I've looked through...
Something, at Least
- Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenStarting this past weekend I, for the first time since mid-February, have gotten some work done on the house.
Wax on, drying
Saturday I only got a coat of floor wax onto the main stairs (which I gave a fresh coat of shellac in January) and the painted hallway floor. Exhausting, and it took an absurd amount out of me. ...
One Step Forward, Several Steps Back
- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenThis is a retrospective post, started a good five or six weeks ago. Why it wasn't finished then, or even on the official post date, will become obvious as you read . . .
It began in my first apartment after I graduated from college in the late 1970s. After a year of so of stacking my LPs against the wall, I was...
The Clock Is Ticking
- Published on Sunday, 03 February 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenAs it turned out, I did use the orbital sander to knock down the bubbly, lappy coat of rolled-on acrylic finish on my stairhall faux tile floor.
After having at it with the Bosch half-sheet orbital sander
Hilarious irony: In the process the inevitable nubbins and high ribbons of paint got levelled down and eh voilà! a...
Disaster, Tragedy, and Woe
- Published on Monday, 28 January 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenWell, more or less.
First a photo of what makes it a tragedy.
. . . Well, good grief, looks like I neglected to take a picture of how my 1st floor hallway floor looked once all the painting and touchup was done. Guess I was too heartily sick of the effort to think of it. Suffice it to say that by the afternoon...
- Published on Sunday, 13 January 2013
Authors: St. BlogwenContinuing saga of the 1st floor hall tile pattern. I tried to post Wednesday, to give an update on my progress. But my computer wouldn't load the photos. (Blzzzzt).
Let's see what luck I have today.
OK, above we have the view from the front room, quite over-illuminated and yellowed by the light sources. But you...