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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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Around the house

What have we been doing since we wrapped up the first floor unit and our first-floor post-renter-things-we-didn’t-quite-finish-yet list? Well, my parents were in town last weekend. We had plans to do yard work since they’re good at that kind of … 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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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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Ta-da!

Grey floors. Well, grey stain on wood floors, so greyish-tinted brown floors. Whatevs. We’re very happy with them. That being said, these photos were taken in mediocre light, and are of the kitchen floor, which was in the worst shape. … Continue reading

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Back in the day

Remember the beautiful fir floors we uncovered? Well, right next to those, underneath more of that carpet circa 2006 (the newest thing in the house by far), is what I’m guessing to be the World’s First Linoleum. ¬†It’s pretty heinous, … Continue reading

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Floors and doors

Pulled up the carpet to reveal delicious vertical grain fir floors. Lou dug out the pocket doors to reveal…not the antique glass doors he had been dreaming about. Wood doors painted according to the house’s 1960’s style guide: beige. Still … Continue reading

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