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The Wood & Cord Light

If you can’t buy a nice looking light fixture for this old house, you make one. And that’s what we did for the rental unit. Wrangle up: A slice of cherry wood sourced from western Massachusetts Colored cord Light sockets Light … Continue reading

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Part I: The rental unit, aka back ache and blisters

Finally! After five months, and a few extra days, one floor is done. Those first few weeks seem like a really long time ago. It doesn’t even seem like we’ve done that much looking at it, because we’ve been so … Continue reading

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One floor down…

Running on very little sleep and a lot of Easter candy, we made it to the end* and handed the keys to the renters yesterday. Full before and after coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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Everyone panic

The renters move in in 11 days. And as expected, there’s still a lot to be done. So that’s where we’ve been lately – working, not blogging. The good news is, in 11 days, we will be 100% DONE with … Continue reading

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Proof of progress

The alternate theme of this post was going to be Things I Hate About This House. Or Why I Hate Living Here. Or I Just Can’t Stand It. But I thought I’d (attempt) to talk about all the positive stuff, … Continue reading

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More hands

Progress is being made on the kitchen. Not the kitchen on our floor, sadly. But a kitchen nonetheless. Two weekends ago, Lou’s family came to town with the sole purpose of helping with the house. A work weekend in Boston … Continue reading

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Grey or gray?

Here’s Lou staining more of the freshly-sanded floor gray (grey?) in an attempt to convince me that, despite the wood already having been stained in its life and therefore not taking a second stain as well, it will still look … Continue reading

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