Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 356 -- *Still* Not Enough Closet Space

We've been trying to decide what to do with the space in our closet just to the right of where you enter. We had considered getting a gun safe and putting it there. We did get the gun safe, but after realizing exactly how heavy it was, we decided it best to put it downstairs instead of trying to haul it upstairs. We also had noticed that we didn't quite have enough long hanging space with the current IKEA setup. So we bought some L brackets and a shelf from Lowes and built another hanging section. Now Brian's sport coats and slacks have ample room.

And here is a picture to address Uncle Brad and Aunt Missy's complaint about the blog :) Love and miss you guys!

Also, in the spirit of making sure no unused wall space goes without a "George", Brian purchased a new print and had it framed. This one is of Washington's inauguration and is now hanging at the top of the stairs in the hall.

And finally, another picture to satisfy the Massachusetts Bennions.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 337 -- Exterior Lighting

We finally found a porch light that we liked and ordered it off of It came today and Brian put it up. It has an oil rubbed bronze finish and houses three full sized light bulbs so it puts off a lot of light. It actually lights up the whole front yard which is good since the lighting on our street leaves a lot to be desired.

Looks pretty good. Good job Brian. Now we need to find house numbers and new door hardware to match.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 334 -- A Little Privacy Please

We finally got the door hardware we ordered in the mail today. The picture to the right is of the original door hardware to the house found on the main floor. I wanted to keep the same feel in the new addition so I opted to go with Emtek Old World crystal knob hardware. They feel like they belong in a 1937 house, but the satin nickel finish gives them a bit of a modern touch.

The bedrooms got standard door knobs with round backplates.

Since the bathroom door was original to the house, we had to get a mortise lockset and backplates to cover the old holes. I decided to get more of a colonial backplate for it than the original art deco.

The knobs were the last thing we were waiting for to finish the hall. It's great to come up the stairs and see it done.