glass and weeds
lost and found
tree eaten by ivy
cayenne peper = herb protector
With temperatures in the 80s during three-day Easter weekend, Victorian in Bloom (we need a shorter nickname, ideas?) got pretty on the outside. I added a flower bed out on the front – unfortunately for my future vegetables this is where we get the most of sunshine.… Read the rest
Kitchen is mess, but the cabinets are up! It took for.ever. -5 coats of paint. they are not perfect, but way better than before. I’ll post about the process in a bit.… Read the rest
The only original door in the house
Week two at Victorian in Bloom was exciting, mainly because of the prospect of being able to do laundry. We had decided that of all expensive purchases we can make, we would get a washing machine (no dryer yet – hello line dry) as it should last (hopefully) awhile and the look of the machine doesn’t matter very much – unlike for kitchen appliances, which would be a rather silly purchase since we don’t know what we want our kitchen to ultimately look like.… Read the rest
The Great Flood of 2010
The day we were moving, it was raining – but it didn’t really start coming down hard until we were done unloading. Someone then noted that it was good thing we were done, as water from the rain was approaching the curb for the sidewalk. Next day, our basement flooded from more rain, but we thought that this was due to our own drain being clogged.… Read the rest
lovely guests + stuff
table + chairs
Stuff, and more stuff
When we moved it turned out that we had a lot of stuff. Like a lot. Like we loaded a u-haul, a truck, and a VW. And still couldn’t quite do it. So the u-haul made a return trip (at $2-a-mile surcharge, it actually required a decision). And then, somehow, our one bedroom apartment exploded into a three-bedroom, two-story, plus basement, house.… Read the rest
Second coat of paint on kitchen cabinets; dishes and pantry items put away. Cabinet doors still need cleaning/sanding/priming and painting.
Turns out we don’t have nearly enough storage space.
Looks like our galley kitchen in our old apartment had more shelving than this one. I am not sure how we want our kitchen to look like in the end, so I was thinking of getting shelves from Ikea, which could later go into the basement.… Read the rest
Dining Room Fireplace
Back yard – party central
Victorian in Bloom: first party… Read the rest
Jenia’s birthday party at a Victorian in bloom: seven photos.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our house! The party went great, and I will post pictures of us getting the house ready,as soon as we get internet up and running. We have now spent a full week with no internet, and some of us are less than happy about it.… Read the rest
before – view 1
before – view 2
before – view 3
during – view 1
during – view 2
during – view 3
after – view 1
after – view 2
after – view 3
Project 1 (Almost) Complete!
The floors in the living room are free and clear of the carpet!! It took about 3 hours to get all the carpet and tack boards out. Now just have to wash off the sticky dirt.… Read the rest
We move with the speed of light
No, we have not made a master plan for renovations. But in addition to the self-imposed (and in hindsight perhaps just slightly stressful) deadline for carpet/wall removal, there is a bit of an issue with kitchen:
In general overly gross.
In order to put away the kitchen mess (in time for the party of course!) I decided to a) line the cabinets b) paint them to at least be able to look at them.… Read the rest