Saturday, July 24, 2010

Prime Time

We got the walls and ceilings fixed up to our satisfaction with spackle and sanding and we are now ready to paint.  So we start with primer.  We are focusing on the main living level which includes the kitchen, bathroom, dining and living rooms and also the main bedroom for now.

Dean works on the cut in,

While I work with the roller.

Here I am working inside one of our under-the-eaves closets.  Kind of an awkward area for painting.

Plumbing update

This week the hot water tank was  installed. 

No hot water yet because the electrician still has to come out and wire it.

And we had a utility sink installed in the laundry room.

I have always wanted a utility sink!  I must be some kind of a dork to be so excited about a utility sink,  but it will come in so handy for rinsing my tie-dye projects!  Let's have a big tie-dye party at some point in the future!

The laundry room

Here's what the laundry room is looking like these days.

We got the Formica counter top from a free-cycler, and these are two of the damaged 42 inch base cabinets from the kitchen.  Right now, this is a catchall work area holding tools, and drinks and dog biscuits, but one day this will be a nice folding table and storage area...

More counter tops

Dean cut the butcher block that will make up the remainder of the kitchen counter tops.  Here they are roughly in place. 

They will be attached to each other using a biscuit joiner.

Measuring for brackets

One of the common features of an Arts and Crafts Bungalow is the decorative brackets that are placed in the roof overhangs, and appear to support the roof. 

In the process of shingling, we need to put in wood plates to attach things to, like the plate for the exterior flood light seen in the picture below.  Since we are getting close to the roof line, we have to think about putting in wood plates for the placement of the brackets.  Here, Dean is taking measurements for bracket placement.  Note the use of a level...

Coming up this week: 

More painting! 

By weeks end, our floor finishing crew should be starting work.  This will mean we have to stay on the outside of the house for a week or so. 

That will put us to work on  - you guessed it - shingling! 

This will also be a good week to visit Lowes and pick out some kitchen appliances.


  1. I am very excited, too, that you have a utility sink. I have always wished that I had one for washing my stained glass projects, but, I am not so fortunate in my little old bungalow. Have fun with yours. Sunny

  2. look forward to the tie dye party! Jasper will be thrilled! Is it clothing optional? ;)

    xxoo -P

  3. Yes Pari, it is clothing optiounal. ;-))