Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chime Time

After purchasing three bolts yesterday, I was able to attach this bell to a corner of our back porch.  We brought the bell back from North Carolina.  Our brother and sister-in-law had purchased it years ago in northwest Indiana but didn't think it fit with their lawn decor.  We were happy to bring it home!  It has a beautifully deep (and loud) ring tone!  Looks like I need to clean one of the porch posts....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kitchen/Dining Room Floor Progress

Under the sub-floor, linoleum.  Under the linoleum, wood floors.  We hope to keep them.  
About 1/4 of total area is stripped and scrubbed. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Yesterday, inspired partially by all the beautiful shutters we saw on historic homes in Charleston and partially motivated to get corners of the garage cleaned up, I constructed these shutters from pieces we'd found discarded curbside at least a year ago!  Both of us are pleased with the result.
Today I'm taking the plunge to remove carpet and pad (and probably at least a section of sub-flooring to see if there are wood floors underneath).  The ultimate goal is to replace the carpet (dining area) and linoleum (kitchen) with wood floors.  Stay tuned!

Monday, April 12, 2010

North Carolina Projects

In addition to cleaning out and organizing his shed, I constructed this shelf unit to add storage to my brother-in-law's garage.  The top two shelves were specifically sized to accommodate the respective containers.