A Home in College Hill
A Tudor revival renovation by newlyweds with a bit of experience, a few tools, lofty ambitions, and eyes bigger than their wallets.
Drywall and Dust
- Published on Sunday, 26 February 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationSo Friday was one of the those days I could have skipped. If I had kept sleeping and woken up Saturday, maybe I wouldn’t have been in such a crappy mood. The only good news is that the basement ceiling is drywalled. Thank-freaking-goodness. This is basement renovation month 4, and it looks like there is [...]...
It Might As Well Be Robbery: Radiator Headaches
- Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Authors: CollegeHillRenovationBefore we drywalled the basement walls we needed to re-install the radiator. We had the radiator removed in preparation for the professional waterproofing we had done. The floor around the perimeter of the basement was broken up and dug out to install a drainage system, and the radiator was in the way. Since this...
Painting: Living Room Freshen Up
- Published on Monday, 20 February 2012
I spent this weekend trying to catch up on a few open projects. A few months ago a posted a poll on what color to re-paint the living room. I even posted a comment on the Old House Web forum, hoping to get some suggestions. I have painted this room THREE TIMES and I wanted to make the right color choice.
I purchased a...
Reader Room Design: Decal Wall Treatment
- Published on Friday, 17 February 2012
After my Simple and Stylish Kitchen Organization post a reader contacted me for input on the design of her son’s bedroom. The Home Office Wall Treatment post inspired her to get motivated once she saw how an easy project can have a big impact.
She decided to start with a wall treatment and the inspiration for the...
Happy V-Day My Way
- Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2012
I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s day. I over-think and over-plan just about everything in my life, and holidays are no exception. My desire to make things perfect usually results in a let-down when everything is said and done. So on days like today, it is very hard for me to let go of control and let...
Power Tool Link Party
- Published on Monday, 13 February 2012
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How to Lower and Level a Ceiling
- Published on Sunday, 12 February 2012
I thought I would share the clever way the carpenter lowered the ceiling in the basement. Our home was built in the 1930′s and the floor joists of the first floor and bowed and wavy at best (they are also rock hard like petrified wood). Even if we didn’t have to lower the basement ceiling to hide the...
7×7 Blog Award: You Like Me, You Really Like Me!
- Published on Saturday, 11 February 2012
This week Ashley from First Home Dreams nominated me for the 7×7 blog award.
Thank you Ashley! As part of the terms of acceptance, I will be nominating other bloggers and letting them know they have been nominated.
I made up my own button since there doesn’t seem to be one out there. It’s pink it honor...
Basement Update: Electrical Complete and Ceiling Lowered
- Published on Friday, 10 February 2012
Hurrah for today! As of 8:30AM this morning, all the electrical lines were run, the lights and switches are installed, and the ceiling has been lowered to hide the radiator pipes that run below the floor joists of the second floor. All of this means that: WE ARE READY FOR DRYWALL!!!!!
family room looking toward the...
Simple and Stylish Kitchen Organization
- Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Whenever you see a kitchen in a magazine the counters and window sills are free of clutter. Appliances are put away and there are no cleaning utilities in site.
Let’s be real, no one lives like that. I need the soap where I can use it. Sure I could put it under the cabinet, but then every time I need it, I have...