Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bathroom's Done! (ish.)

We're all enjoying the new shower. Well, maybe Libby misses the bathtub. Which is sitting out in the backyard. Anyone need a vintage clawfoot tub?
The bathroom is as done as we can do for now. Eventually we will order a glass door for the shower, frame up a nicer mirror, and get the towel bar that is still on back-order.
Also, we had a bit of a wallpaper fiasco. Our bathroom is way too grown-up-and-serious-looking for us as it is, so I bought some crazy black and white wallpaper with big pine trees on it, but the black trees just rubbed off and smeared all over the background when our trusty installer Dan put it up. It looked amazing from three feet away though, so we can't decide if we should try again. I'm craving something oversized and graphic to put on the wall, but I have no idea what to do now. It may have to wait until Josh and I move upstairs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

still tilin'

Well, Josh finished putting the tile up; and we grouted the whole shower, a messy and difficult job in comparison to the floor tile. What exactly is left to make the plumbing actually work I'm not entirely sure of, but I know it's not totally done. And, we still need to install the door. As I learned a few months ago I do not handle bathrooms well when they don't have doors - some things just should not be shared!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

tile guy

Josh loves him some tiling! Just one wall left. We may indeed have a new bathroom someday.

lazy sunday

Like our new chair? Libby does. We're toying with recovering it in some crazy print. Umm, someday.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

kittens are creepy

Meet Olive. And some rather Dramatic Lighting.


Larry, Malachi, and dust

later he will protect us

Terry's big muscles = one big mess

Demo-Day 2007

We had a first and hopefully last annual demo-day here Saturday and succeeded in completely tearing apart the upstairs. Now we can lay the sub-flooring down and not worry about dust/plaster chunks falling down to the main level. In keeping with our typical mode of operation around here, after two long days the house looks even worse than before. Thanks guys for all of your help!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

meet my dog

Libby usually likes to help. But sometimes it's all just too much for her, and she tries to find a way to end it all. So sad.

the sink that Josh built

Want us to design and build You a custom steel vanity of your very own? It'll only take about four months longer than you hoped and cost twice as much as your budget, I promise. I like the built in tp holder - they're so fashionable these days!

Wood stoves are messy

See our new wood stove? See how it's slightly off center between the window and the door?
Sometimes when you make a decision because you think it will be simpler ( like reusing the wall to your bedroom upstairs ) it just makes other things more complicated ( like forcing the stove off center and adding another $100 triple-wall-elbow to avoid stupid aforementioned wall upstairs.) At least, that's what I've learned.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Nice little fixer upper"

Well, here she is, back when we bought her.

For all the background info, "before" pictures, floor plans you could ask for, visit our website http://thesayerhouse.googlepages.com/

I'll try to keep this better updated.

My first blog post

My husband Josh and I are currently in the midst of a major remodel of our first home, a two-story brick number built in 1907. After finding inspiration in other design and home blogs, I thought it might be fun to share our stories, show off our (slow) progress, and quite possibly let you laugh at the constant decline of my sanity.

Please enjoy.