It snowed 10″ today

It snowed 10″ today

So here’s a picture of the gazebo with the twinkle lights on (I have them on a timer).

Acacia Floor Party

Acacia Floor Party

Occasionally once or thrice I take a picture of a project I’m working on but it never makes it onto the internets. Last fall I leveled the floor in the new hallway where the solarium used to stand and put these acacia wood tiles in. It ended up looking. really neat. They hook together so they […]

Door Party

Door Party

The entryway is one of the most problematic designs that we’ve blissfully ignored in the house for the last 3 years.. It’s unimpressive, cramped and smells from the 90 year old basement that is leads down to in split level fashion. The exterior door is ugly, the exterior look is meh and all together, it’s all outdated. It’s […]

Deck Party

Deck Party

It’s been a busy summer, but things have been getting done. It started with the atrium… Nearly 200 slats of red wood, planed and stained on both sides, gave us this… We also had that old, leaky solarium that was causing havoc inside and out And gave it a new life And that ant invested, […]

Fall! Get back here dammit…

With the beginning of winter rapidly closing in, we’ve decided to postpone staining the house until the Spring. That being the case, we finished up removing the slats from the overhang and I’ve tucked everything away so the snow doesn’t pummel it. Thing is, removing the slats was a bit nerve racking when it came […]

Tackling the 30ft overhang

In preparing the house for painting, the time has arrived for one of the most daunting tasks at hand… fixing up the massive overhang. The overhang is a beautiful peace of architectural beauty that soars over the top level deck, over 30ft from the ground below. Unfortunately, after 20 years of neglect, the sun has beat the […]

A Second Life For Redwood Siding

It’s been over a year since we moved into our home and this entire time we assumed we had cedar siding on the house. Welp, turns out it’s actually redwood. How awesome… I don’t think we could have found a more Californian home in all of Minneapolis. Anyway, we’ve decided to renew the outside of […]