Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Years of My Life











































































































































































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28 comments:

purejuice said...

really something to be proud of. love the material you chose for the drapes, it's perfect.

Nathan said...

You are truly an inspiration! Congrats on a job very well done. Time for a dinner party?

3beards said...

Everything looks great!

HPH said...

I would love to have something that productive to show for the last two years of my life. (And, what a way to sneak in pictures of the drapes!) Seriously, it all looks absolutely great and has come together wonderfully. Salute! I still drool over that 'cabinet'.

Eastlake Victorian said...

Wow! What a beautiful house and what a great job you have done! I like seeing the pictures all in a row, to see where you started and where you are now. You inspire me to get going on my own house!

Laikabear said...

It all looks lovely!

Regarding the previous paint on the dado, why is that particular green so prevalent? All the trim in my house was painted that color, too. I can't understand the desire to paint the woodwork in the first place, but snot green? :)

East Bay Waldorf School said...

Magnificent!

Beth said...

Love it! Everything looks great and you did a darn great job with everything.

Isabela said...

Such a transformation! Everything looks amazing! I think it would make a great entry in our “Share Your Project” contest. You can win up to $2,700 just by uploading your project description and the before and after photos you’ve already taken. I hope you’ll consider submitting your project!

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Gayle A. Robison, DVM said...

Simply gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Two well spent years. congratulations.

Sadie Says said...

Magnificent! And those drapes are perfect. I too love seeing the before and after shots together. Even though we saw it, it's hard to remember just how far you've come with this. Congrats!

Mark said...

Wow Greg, What a trip down memory lane of your blog. The end result is positively amazing and inspirational. Makes me want a bigger and grander old house for my next project. Enjoy the impending dinner party.

Marilyn said...

All Right! Beautiful! Now, On to the Parlor!

Why S? said...

Outstanding. You must be so pleased and satisfied. Now enjoy.

Katherine said...

Ok. Come on, come on, get started on the next project!!!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous! What a result from your hard work! All the details tied together.

Pandora said...

You have a lot to show for the last two years! Everything came out so beautifully. I love the beadboard ceiling done with the angles. So many wonderful details!!

kathy said...

Hey, I'm sure I speak for many of your readers in hoping that everything's okay with you. So long without an update...is it just cause you decided to take a long and well-deserved rest?

Jenni said...

Beautiful.
However it reminded me how much I HATE stripping paint.

purejuice said...

merry christmas, g, hope this finds you well.

Sandy said...

All I know is that you do awesome work!

Larry said...

You've got a lot done in 2 years - give yourself a pat on the back!

BTW - what colors did you use in the dining room? We are thinking of going with similar colors.

Greg said...

Thanks everyone for the comments.

For those wondering, yes, I'm still alive. I just haven't been in a blogging mood lately. I've actually been working on a few projects. One huge and expensive and not to my choosing. The other other small and inexpensive and also not really to my choosing. I'll write about them both soon.

Larry: You can read about the paint colors in the August 7th blog entry.

Nancy said...

Hey Greg - Hope all is well, and new blog posts are coming soon?

Was wondering if Marilyn Petch ever sent you that photo of the house?

And if anyone EVER paints over that woodwork in the dining room again they deserve to be boiled in linseed oil! ;)

Triton said...

I've been following your blog for years now and have read it in its entirety! I think i can honestly say you are one of my personal heroes! Its largly because of this blog that i want to buy my own feculent hellhole. i even have one in mind, its cheap, its feculent and its federal style. i just need the means to afford to fix it!

GirlySI said...

Great house. It's a true joy to see people working with history.

slateberry said...

Thank you for the large format pictures. It amazes me how that cabinetry looks like it's always been there, what a masterpiece. I love the way the dimensions and elements of it grew out of the constraints of the space it was in; I think that's part of why it is so eye-pleasing (but only part of why!). Makes me never want to buy stock cabinetry in 3 inch width increments again.

I love the subtle way the backsplash with the coffered effect that you made out of shingles relates to the panels on the dado. Yes, they are different, but texturally they have enough in common to chat with each other and you can feel it when you look at the photos. And really, that backsplash is something you just won't see anywhere else.