Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Project

This is the next project, though it will be done in the spring, when school is out for the both of us. Behind that wall is an old adobe brick fireplace. We are planning on knocking out where the firebox is supposed to be to see what kind of condition it is in. The opening of the fireplace was bricked over sometime in the 20's or 30's, when the coal furnace was put in. The coal furnace was later taken out and replaced with a gas one. My husband suspect that instead of properly putting in the furnace, they put a hole down the middle of the floor of the firebox on the fireplace to hook the pipe up to the furnace. If so then it will take some time to fix it up. We are planning on using sheet rock for the upper part of the fireplace, since all the brick has stucco on it and with it being over a hundred years old we don't know what kind of condition the brick is going to be in. The hole at the top is where someone used a wood burning stove, and put the pipe in there. There is a small hole on the bottom where someone drilled, we are thinking they were trying to see if the firebox was bricked in or not. In a couple of weeks my husband is going to clean the chimney and we are going to put a camera down it to see if we can see the condition of the firebox. He doesn't want to put any holes in the wall, since we don't have the time to fix it at the moment. So hopefully the camera will be able to tell us what is there, as we are both very curious.

Second Remodel

Last weekend my husband put in carpet in our living room. We had old wooden floors that were probably the original ones. There were pieces of the wood coming up, and the tongue and grooves were worn out. The floor was in pretty bad shape, so we decided to put carpet in. It was a project that took all day, but it looks so much better now.

This is what the floor looked like before the carpet.

This is the carpet that we put down. It is nice and soft. Sure makes the room look a lot brighter and bigger.

This is at the front door. We put down some linoleum, so we wouldn't drag mud onto our new carpet. As you can see the floor has some dirt on it because of the time of year it is. We have about six inches of snow left on the ground, and in some spots it has melted and is very muddy.


This is where I will be posting things that I'm working on or have done. Last year my husband and I bought a home. The home is over a hundred years old, and we found out that it used to be a weigh station. We have decided to remodel the house, as we get money. This is going to be fun because I have so many ideas.

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