Friends, I have a confession to make: we were so into our Christmas that as I sat on the sofa last night it dawned on me that it was actually Tuesday! And I had not done a blog post! We simply lost track of our days. We DID take most of Sunday off and Monday entirely off to enjoy Christmas – it was wonderful! So here is our Tuesday Tidbits post on a Wednesday.
We have continued to work on the house, but our checklist items are in the “uneventful” phase. As soon as we start putting up some decor items things will start to become fun again…but right now it’s a little boring. No one wants to see pics or video of me cleaning our 60+ kitchen cabinets in order to start moving kitchen items over (boring). And no one wants to see Trent cleaning off the construction dust from the baseboard in order to do the final caulking (boring).
We have had a little excitement with the kitchen doors and windows. Remember, when we bought the house one of the two kitchen doors (exterior to the side porch) had been removed and bricked over. Along with this, one of the original tall, curved kitchen windows had been converted to a rectangle window. We were determined to return both the closed doorway and changed window back into their original form – and it proved to be FAR more costly and time consuming than we ever imagined (although it’s not surprising in hindsight). Below are some timeline photos of our progress.
After we gutted the inside of the home, we removed the rectangle windows added in the 1980’s.
Then we opened up the brick on the arched portion of the window to re-frame the window.
Then, we removed the brick that was used to fill-in the original doorway (we are guessing this was done in the 1940’s based on the brick used).
We then put the newly created (perfectly matching) window into place.
And as of today, we have the new window trimmed out (inside and outside), the original door and trim back in place along with the newly created (perfectly matching) door sized and in place. All that is left is a few coats of paint and some matching curved trim.
We told Niles (our cat) that moving day is coming soon…very, very soon and this is the look he gave us.
We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that you are having a wonderful week before we all start a New Year! As always, thank you for following along!