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Aug
31
jenika

Thanks M & D

Owning a house is a dream that has been realized far sooner than I had ever expected and I still can’t really wrap my head around the idea. A dream that I have had far longer, however, and means more to me now than anything else possibly ever could is working with my dad to fix [...]

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Aug
30
jenika

Weekend Work

We didn’t really have a major objective this weekend, just a lot of smaller things to accomplish. On Friday the electricians started and almost completed the kitchen, I did some sanding on the living room ceiling and we finished up the plumbing in the master bath. On Saturday we transfered all of the tools from the spider shack to the now [...]

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Aug
27
jenika

Tips and Tricks #34

Here’s a tip from Ken on how to prepare for a project like this: “For all of you blog followers, if you’re ever working out of town on construction the following is typical; 7 T-shirts 7 Pairs of jeans 7 Pairs of white cotton socks 7 Pairs of underwear 1 Pair of workboots (steel toed [...]

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Aug
26
Robert

Making progress

A few completed projects so far this week. Makes me want to work harder!

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Aug
25
Robert

Plumbing and heating update

Ken sent these along for a mid-week progress update.

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Aug
25
Robert

Hot heat

A couple quick pics from yesterday.

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Aug
24
jenika

Design for Thought

 Less technical, more visual. Check out some bathroom images I’ve used for inspiration along the way so far.   Photo Credits: Pottery Barn

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Aug
23
jenika

Weekend Work

Robert had to work and I had to fly to Vegas for a bachelorette party so Ken was on his own this weekend. Good thing because he was working on plumbing, including the sewage lines, and apparently even the neighbor made a remark about the smell. Following are some shots taken by Ken and some [...]

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Aug
21
jenika

Half a Friday

12:45- Meet Ken at the house. 12:47- Leave for Los Angeles Building Department to get permits. 1:46- Arrive and wait. 2:37- Wait some more. 3:48- Realize we are on the wrong floor. 4:12- Get denied the permits because we failed to bring fully executed escrow documents that the website failed to tell us to bring. [...]

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Aug
20
jenika

Kitchen Synopsis

Robert is a little perturbed with me for not following our previously laid out format and separating all of these by week but I just can’t think about doing that right now. I just want you to see the kitchen. There are some gems in this batch. Remember, you can click on each thumbnail to make it [...]

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