Tag Archives: victorian

The hall light 

A tale of folly and victory told in two Instagram posts almost exactly 6 months apart. The first was from July 17th, 2016, the second from January 16th, 2017. Right after our offer was accepted on our house, but three months before we moved in, I prompted convinced Nik we needed to stop in every […]

Small measures

While the work on the kitchen continues, my own DIY projects have chugged along in small increments. At this point, my approach is fairly scattershot and nothing is really complete, although the bedroom is close. Recently, I’ve been working on the “pink room”, a second bedroom on the second floor. When we first moved in, […]

The progress and surprises

Week three started yesterday, and the work continues in satisfying increments. The demo of the cabinets is complete, the tile has come up and the rough-ins for the electric and plumbing are nearly finished. Because I am impatient by nature, I am restless to get to the part where we put the finishes in, but […]

The Befores

It’s been three months and a couple days since closing day, and we’ve undertaken quite a few projects, but few of them feel near completion. We have HGTV dreams, but a DIY network budget, and a couple unglamorous projects- a burst pipe and a roof repair- have distracted our time and funds. The big project, […]

A Ghostly Affair

Before there was a house, in 1777, the retreating and defeated union army ushered their dead and wounded back across the dirt following the battle of Germantown, 152 and 521 souls respectively in total. The house was built by Civil War veterans for a widow who buried her husband in 1864, disinterred him in 1892 […]

The next project

After the bathroom, all the major work on the condo had been completed, and we started to think about the smaller projects we wanted to do next. The living room needed a furniture edit and a new coat of paint, the studio needed something to accommodate its multipurpose functions, we really needed more shelves to […]