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Friday, March 31, 2017

The New Wall Reveal

I truly thought I could get this posted before now. Between the shop open house and clients in the office, I have been snowed under. None the less, let's move on with my reveal, I"m so anxious to share with all of you.

The half wall leading out of the master bedroom into the living area has bothered me for years. Making a random comment to my contractor and daughter one day got my wheels turning, not that they ever slow down much. One of my contractor's favorite sayings is "anything can be done". I mulled over in my head what I wanted, I put pen to paper and did some figuring, got on line did some research, next stop the lumber yard to price and evaluate ship time. Cause you all know once we get something into our heads we're anxious to move forward. 
Throughout the process

Monday, March 20, 2017

Taking Down Another Wall

It's been an eventful last few weeks and months around here. Not only was I busy cleaning up outside I was doing more work on the inside. Working on my home as been great therapy for me. Trying to adjust from a "we" to a "me" as taken its toll. I stay to myself with the dog and don't venture out. For the most part, the only outside contact I have are with my customers in the shop. Learning it's OK to laugh and have a good time as been a difficult journey for me. It's hard to believe on February 12th Mr. P has been gone 3 years. Working on projects has been my saving grace.

While sitting in the living area one evening I decided it was time for the half wall to come down. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to happen, I just knew I wanted it gone. It felt like an albatross. The half wall was great for furniture placement, great for placing all sorts of accessories in front of it. It was time to edit and rethink my decorating.
The oak shelf was great for displaying

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pocket Door Installation Reveal

It feels like forever that I promised you the reveal of the pocket door installation. If you would like to see a recap of where I started you can go HERE. It has been really crazy around here. My busy season has started in the office, I'm trying to prepare for a Spring Open House for the shop then mother nature decided to hit us with quite a storm. I think, and I say that a little on the light side I might be coming up for air.

The room is still not a 100% like I would like for it to be, if I wait until it is I might not ever be able to share the reveal, I'm sure you all know how that story goes.
This is the view looking into the "small" room from the laundry room. You can see just to the left of the trim a small area of about an 1' or so there seems to be extra wood, that my friends is just an edge of the pocket door.
This is now

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Storms Aftermath

Monday was so windy you could barely walk out the door, the temperatures climbed throughout the day.
Late afternoon brought storm warnings for our area, turning into a tornado watch. I must admit I get a little spooked with storms. As I watched a little T.V. and visited on the phone with a friend her weather alert kept going off. She asked me if I had seen the lightning. I replied, "no". We felt it best to get off the phone. I took a walk out to the garage as I was standing out there the doors started rattling like I've never heard before. Then the sound was overhead, the sound of a freight train, I moved instantly inside afraid it was going to take the tree just outside the garage and push it inside and hit my truck. Then the lights go out.