Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just like 1960

Today I rode my bike to Café Sed.
I had one goal - Make the old record player cabinet that we found look nice.
So I brought along 2 rags, Murphy's Oil Soap, a water bottle, a camera, and my iPod...
I was ready for...


Let me tell was gross.
Spiders were comfortable here.
The bottom was covered with their skeletons.

There was only one way I could do this.
And that way was...

plugging in my headphones to the oldies playlist on my iPod.
Oh yes.
Anything is bearable with a little Chubby Checker, Stevie Wonder & The Lovin Spoonful.

Anyway! I cleaned it.
It's still really beaten up, so I think I'm going to sand & paint it at some point.

Con mucho amor, Katie

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Drawing on the wall

Just a little update.
We're putting in a "window" sort of thing in one of the walls...
so my dad & I went there the other day to measure & mark where it would go.

...I decided to do a little drawing on the wall...since it's coming out anyway. :]

We can't decide if we should take out a second window in the back or not...
Duane is getting some work done on his side of the building!
Anyone want a couch??

Monday, January 25, 2010

Update: windows, doors, rain, and visitors.

Changes are happening!
Slowly, but they're still happening. :]

About a week ago, we knocked out a door & window to access the back patio.
It's amazing how much just one little thing changes the look of the entire room!
Everything feels larger.
(If your my friend on Facebook, to can see a video I posted of this exciting event)

If you've seen the slideshow below, you've probably noticed the skylight.
The sky light is totally open...there is a glass pane coming to cover the hole but it unfortunately didn't come before our unexpected showers of rain.
Thankfully, there wasn't near as much water in the building as I though there would be!

Things are being cleaned, which is exciting.
I can look into the bathroom now without gagging! :]
We have light now.
Everything feels brighter and in the midst of all the dust & spider webs, cheerier.

On Saturday Emily Schambach wanted a tour of the building with her girls.
It's really fun to show people around knowing that each time there's something different to see.

Hopefully sometime soon, we'll get the rest of what we need demolished done with so we can start re-plastering and then moving on to important paint!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Start of something new...

So here I go...starting a blog.

Hopefully I'll be able to keep this fairly entertaining with lots of pictures & stories.

I'll keep you all updated on the progress we're making with the building & probably end up posting sketches/ideas I concoct...concerning design and layout.

Enjoy the slideshow below & please keep all of us in your does not go unnoticed.

Signed, Katie May