Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Floors In My Office!

After a brief side project in the kitchen (aka our new door), it's back to the new upstairs floor.  My office is next on the list.  Here are some before shots.

I definitely needed a new floor in there, am I right?  Well, Uncle Don was over yesterday to work his magic!  Here's my new floor!

Pretty amazing, right?  I can't believe what a difference a new floor can make!  I can't wait to start moving furniture around and hanging some art.  I've got big plans to make better use of my workspace and some decorative ideas as well.  But that will have to wait until the floor in Chris's office is finished, because all the stuff we've been shifting from room to room will have to be moved back in here for a time.  It's a bit of a hassle, but it will be so worth it in the end.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kitchen Door Installed!

 Here's what was happening when I came home from work this evening:

New kitchen door being installed.
 And here's what was waiting for me when I returned home from dinner:

The door is installed!
 Here's a close-up of the knob and the dead bolt.  They still look like they are not the same color in this picture, but they really are - I promise!

Schlage antique brass door fixtures.
 And here's the scary results of cutting a bigger door hole in the wall:

Lathe and plaster.
Old and new supports.
It's pretty scary to see the inside of your house.  You'd think I'd be used to it after the bathroom, but no.  It never gets less creepy to know that a bunch of rickety boards and crumbling plaster are the the only things keeping your house standing.  But it's okay, Uncle Don is coming back over the weekend to frame up the door and cover the gaping holes.  More pictures soon.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kitchen Door Hardware

Tonight Chris and I picked out a knob and dead bolt for the new back door that is set to be installed tomorrow.  We decided on the Flair Antique Brass Residential Keyed Entry Door Lever and Antique Brass Residential Single-Cylinder Deadbolt, both by Schlage.

I know they don't look like they are the same color in this picture, but they are in person.