Sunday, February 17, 2013

House 3, Week 21 - Tile and No Mitre Mitre

I didn't go over last week. Seriously? Over two feet of snow fell overnight Saturday night and all roads were closed until late in the day Sunday, so I let the Mr. spend the day Sunday digging out the project house while I hunkered down.

Tile time! Woo hoo!

Who doesn't love doing tile? Up and down, hands and knees, sloppy watery wet saw, and all for totally benign, inoffensive beige tile. Here seen in the small bathroom. 

Same floor in the main bathroom and the shower is all tiled. Thank goodness that's over.

The medicine cabinets were selected for the sole reason that they fit in the existing hole. Saves some work, right?

Odd little cabinets.

Three doors to open to find all your stuff.

Time to trim out the main rooms. Now, how to do the corners? Look at this. Two pieces of wood that don't butt together seamlessly. Goodness.

But who needs a mitre when you have secret skills?

Just place the two pieces together and draw a line that matches the shape of the joining piece.

Then grab a coping saw to cut along the line.

And voila! A tidy corner with no mitre required. Carpenter magic.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

House 3, Week 19 - White Out!

One lesson learned on the first project house was that people buy white. Apparently even the most subtle colors cause potential buyers to have brain seizures that close their wallets.

So this week, when the magic paint sprayer went into action, you can bet it was filled with white paint.

Oh look! A white room. How boring EXCITING!

Helper Bob is back in action and painting trim.

A trick of the camera turned the master bedroom from the (ugh) white into this cheery yellow. If only.

The worst of the (you guessed it) white tiling is done in the bathroom. Nothing like standing in a tub and putting tile in over your head to make those shoulders ache at the end of the day.

The Mr. is rubbing the grout down which is grey when wet, but dries..... WHITE!

The last dumpster was removed on Friday. That's a huge milestone. Plus now I can get a good shot of the front of the house.

Here's the before...

And the after! A charming WHITE house. I hope nobody is scandalized by the daring green shutters. Ish.

Back in the barn, the kitchen cabinets are in the very early stages of building. Some cut up wood that will soon be glued back together and installed.

Things are coming together fast now. Feeling rather optimistic about the original targeted listing date of March 1st.