a well loved bag had some stitching break in the corner. I have thread that would have matched but I used it as an opportunity for embellishment. Now it should be good for another 30 years. The ring stitched in the seam gives potential for additional little bits to be added.
The exciting news for this week is that I purchased the building that will be my new studio, home and shop. It was love at first sight. It may not look like much now but this building has great architectural details. It is a nice example of a Victorian Italianate and the front elements are all cast iron. How cool is that. And it's big, over 5000 square feet. And it's a derelict property over 5000 square feet, so that means tons of work. Probably three years of work ahead. and it comes with three city lots, so there is plenty of great garden space. My roses will be very happy.
Can you picture a roof top patio off the lower roof section?
And its full of less than desirable stuff, like what is up with all the toilets But if you can look past the porcelain, check out the late 1800's lift from this second floor to the bottom. I am in love with the big iron gears and it will be a keeper to be worked into the remodel. I put a big blue arrow to help guide your eye away from the debris. But seriously, what is up with all those toilets. Unfortunately, this is just a small sampling, there are probably 100 more. As my realtor said, "at least we know this second floor is solid to hold all the weight of the toilets".
Would you believe I was excited that the suspended ceiling had collapsed and was falling down? I was jumping up and down and called everyone into the room because when I shined my flashlight up into the ceiling space, I could see all the original Victorian pressed tin ceiling tiles are still in place.
This rehab is going to be my biggest project yet. I have big plans and I am hoping this will be my last renovation but that is what I said with the house I am living in now. But this one will be the last....
one more completed project to check off
We added Kick drawers under the cabinets.
This remodel was a complete DIY with the exception of the granite countertops. We had to maximize every inch as the kitchen is only 8' by 8'. We made the cabinets as ready made cabinets were not efficient.
Even though it's tiny, this kitchen is very functional with a lot of storage space.
Now on to the next project.