Monday, June 27, 2011

Paint. Took me two years to decide on the colors. A friend pointed out that this is English Tudor, not Craftsman. Once I realized that, it became easy.

Stripped and scraped, cleaned with Tri Sodium Phosphate, water rinse, oil base primer, Benjamin Moore low lustre.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Granite steps

Granite steps down to my back yard. The granite was salvaged from an 1850s smokehouse at Granite Hill Plantation in Sparta, GA, and pavers used on the the streets in Atlanta in the 19th century.

Atlanta's original 19th century street pavers.

Granite Hill Plantation smoke house

Granite Hill Plantaiton main house (burned down in 1968)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rogers Ave. tree planting with Trees Atlanta

We planted 140 trees on Rogers Avenue.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stripping trim and working on the hall way. The previous owner had put pink 1980s wall paper look in it in an attempt to try to make the house more attractive for sale. When I removed it, it caused the paint layers to peel unevenly, so I am going back and using dry wall mud to smooth out the paint overlaps. Fiberglass tape to cover cracks, dry wall mud, then an oil based primer before painting.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Scott's Antique Mart

Went to Scott's Antique Mart (second weekend of each month, Jonesboro, GA) and got andirons for the fireplace, a vintage 1930s bathroom sink, and a cast iron yard gnome.