Month: August 2018

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, No Fish

We’ve almost completed sanding all of the floors. Hopefully we will finish tonight.  The floors will be industrial and not perfect.  But they have character, so much character. Here’s a spot that’s in our bunk bath.  I had what I thought was a brilliant…

Thank God for CBD

I don’t think we’ve mentioned it, but in addition to selling antiques and collectibles in our shop, we carry a line of CBD products.  CBD, or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis.  In this case, industrial cannanabis or hemp.  Industrial hemp,…

Still Sanding!

But, we’ve kinda developed a groove.  Lisa makes sure the cord stays out of my way and I just keep moving.  She wipes my face and neck with an ice cold rag occasionally and urges me on with a peck on the cheek.  I…

Sanding 101

On Saturday we went to pick up a drum sander at Home Depot to rent for a week.  We’re really hoping to get all of the floors sanded in a week.  We figure that’s a pretty aggressive schedule for over 6500 sq ft, but…

A Little More History

Our building has a rich history.  It was originally built to be an expansion of the George Delker Carriage Manufacturing company in 1904.  According to one story I read, Mr. Delker thought the automobile was a fad and he was going to show ol’…

Our Kitchen

As I have said before, I absolutely love the idea of recycling and up-cycling furniture and other items for this project.  I decided early on that I wanted to find a really great set of gently used, solid wood cabinets for our kitchen.  I…

Up & Down, Up & Down

Over the last several years we have carried the previous owners ‘stuff’ from the 3rd floor out to our dumpster. I can’t count how many dumpster fulls we’ve hauled. I think they saved every piece of paper ever generated during their 27 years in…