Month: July 2018

Prepping for Floor Sanding & Enjoying the Sunset

Last night we spent the evening clearing out our 2 bedrooms and veranda to prep for floor sanding.  We’re in the middle of some repairs to the brick wall but needed to clear the floors.  We moved scaffolding, furniture, cabinets and the beastly window…

Why Live Downtown?

I have always loved Henderson, especially the downtown area.  It has a charm of it’s own.  Surrounded by beautiful historic Victorian homes and the Ohio River, the business district itself is wonderful.  I remember as a youth, shopping for school clothes with my mother…

From Garage Workbench to Vanity

As I said yesterday, I’ll be sharing quite a few recycled/up-cycled projects with you.  This workbench came from our neighbor’s garage, where it had a wonderful home with Mr. Smith.  I’m sure he worked on many projects on this workbench.  We purchased it at…

Repurposing & Recycling

Yesterday we went to one of Henderson’s little gems Urban Revival Architectural Salvage and I found the sink of my dreams! We had an appointment with owner Michael Martin – he welcomed us and we had a great time browsing his shop! He has…

Gas and Electric

So, we’ve decided to use gas for the HVAC and water heater and maybe the stove, but there is no gas in the building. We also need separate electrical service for the loft. I went to the city building this morning to put in…

Local Building Permit

Today I went to the City of Henderson’s Codes Department to apply for our local building permit.  I was very hopeful but also a little apprehensive. I took our State of Kentucky Approval letter, 11×17 copies of our drawings (thanks, Tim Skinner and crew),…

HVAC

So, today I’m going to be meeting with my HVAC guy, Aaron from Hager and Son to discuss some changes and put together a game plan.  Danny Hager and his guys are some of the best in town and I’ve used them on several…

Field trip!

Yesterday we went on a field trip looking for the perfect sinks to refinish.  We went to FHG Architectural Salvage in Evansville, Indiana.  I had my calendar marked to go yesterday because they started a big sale this week – sinks are now 50%…

Decisions, decisions

Why can’t I decided on sinks?  I really need to decide on sinks for our kitchen, half bath, bunk bath and our master bath.  I’ve already picked out plumbing fixtures, so I really need to pick out sinks! As soon as I think I…

The Veranda

In the back of the loft, off the master bedroom and bunk room, will be what we are calling the veranda.  Basically, a Hemingway inspired sunroom.  There will be vintage French doors leading into it from both bedrooms.  We will use doors that we…