Not Artwork, per se, but Definitely Work!

I’ve taken on a bit of a remodeling project down at the family homestead. So I thought I’d show people what I’ve been up to. I do have a bit of new work to post, but the pictures didn’t turn out well, so I’ll have to try again later.

So, I started out installing some lighting fixtures, a chandelier, a ceiling fan, and building a recessed light box in the hallway where the stairs to the attic used to be. I don’t have good pics of everything I’ve worked on, but here’s a few…

chandelier out of box
Chandelier, almost fully assembled
chandelier now above the dining table
chandelier now above the dining table
on the roof, installing a tubular skylight to get some natural light into the central bathroom
on the roof, installing a tubular skylight to get some natural light into the central bathroom

the hole left by where the attic stairs used to be was to be turned into a sort of recessed light box
the hole left by where the attic stairs used to be was to be turned into a sort of recessed light box

Chandelier

with saucer lights installed
with saucer lights installed

once the lights were installed, we were inspired to redo the hallway
once the lights were installed, we were inspired to redo the hallway

hallways torn up

So, I scraped all the “cottage cheese” off the ceiling, which was no fun. All the 70s wall paneling came down. All the doors are being replaced with new birch doors, and I’m in the process right now of making new door frames. You can see that the casing and framing has been removed on the door on the left (my old room). I’m heading back down to the farm today, so I should have some progress pics when I get back in town.
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Didn’t know if people would be interested, but I thought I’d let you know that I’m always up to something!

2 comments on “Not Artwork, per se, but Definitely Work!

  1. Holy crap! That’s all looking great. We are doing some projects here, too, getting ready to sell the house, but nothing as involved as what you are doing. I’m jealous of your mad skills. 😉

    I apologize for not making it out to your ‘last huzzah.’ It’s been insane trying to get everything ready over here. I do hope to see you soon and perhaps get to grab some coffee with you. Let me know if you are ever interested in heading to Friday morning coffee downtown with me, we could carpool.

  2. Thanks! Sorry we haven’t seen each other in forever. It’s ridiculous really. Usually I’m not in town Friday morning, but if I am I’ll try and let you know. I’m usually around on Mondays. If you need a break, just give me a call and I could come over for tea or we could go to toto’s.

    Hope to see you soon!

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