The Petch House
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- Published on Sunday, 08 January 2012
Authors:It's never too early to begin to stress about design choices like paint colors, window treatments, and woodwork finishes. This is really the part of the process I dread. Over the next few months I can look forward to countless sleepless nights and hours spent looking at paint chips. And if history repeats itself I will spend $75 on paint...
- Published on Saturday, 07 January 2012
Authors:Now that the kitchen range hood is nothing more than an unpleasant memory it is time to get back to the even more unpleasant task of dealing with the plaster in the parlor. There are no two ways about it, working with plaster, whether you are talking off or putting on, is a mess.
For those of you who are not long time readers of the blog,...
Thar She Blows!
- Published on Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Authors:I think this entire house could be considered to be my white whale, but in this instance I'm referring only to the newly built and installed range hood. The installation was somewhat uneventful, in that I didn't drop any tools and damage anything, I didn't spill any paint, and I didn't knock any unintended holes in anything. I'm...
The Parlor Pre-Project
- Published on Saturday, 17 December 2011
Authors:Working on a house is like working on a puzzle. You may be holding the piece of the puzzle with the smiling girls face on it and you know exactly where it goes, but you need to finish the edges first and work your way towards that part of the puzzle. That is what is happening with the parlor project. Believe it or not, the parlor project...
I've Got It Covered
- Published on Saturday, 10 December 2011
Authors:An alternate name for this post could be 'Hoarders' because I've been hoarding cardboard for the past year just for this weekend. This is my form of drop cloth. I first put down plastic and then on top of that a layer of cardboard with the edges taped together. Preferably I'm working with large pieces of cardboard or the process can be...
- Published on Sunday, 27 November 2011
Authors:Although the front and back parlor collectively make up more than 25% of the first floor of the house, I'm hoping that the cash outlay over the next 6 months will not be a lot when compared to other rooms. This is mainly because I've already made most of the major purchases for the 2 rooms.
One of the first purchases I made for the house...
Let's Try This Again, Shall We
- Published on Saturday, 26 November 2011
Authors:I actually had a rather large summer project that I didn't blog about at all. I painted the 2 story garage out back. It is really a pretty big structure. There are 2 apartments upstairs and 6 garages downstairs, so it is the size of a medium sized house.
I also put two new garage doors on the 2 garages that faced the street and did some...
I’m Still Here….Barely
- Published on Sunday, 12 June 2011
Authors:I am so burned out on the house, blogging, work, and just about everything else right now. So, since I can’t ignore the house, work, or most of everything else, the blog takes a back seat waaaaaaaay to the back of the bus.
I did get one project complete this year. Some might call it a pergola, while others may call it an arbor, but I’m c...
Vote Early and Often
- Published on Thursday, 17 February 2011
Authors:Eureka, CA – Home of The Petch House – is on the 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations list put out by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. I would like to think that The Petch House played a part in the nomination, but it really didn't. Or if it did, it was a very small part. The reality is, The Humboldt County Convention and...
The Night Time is the Right Time
- Published on Monday, 14 February 2011
Authors:Yesterday I showed the new front door windows from the inside with the light coming in. Here is what the house looks like in the evening now.
What I should have gotten a picture of was the light show that was put on this morning with the direct eastern, morning sun hitting the doors. It was almost psychedelic.