Saturday, No Rain

Last week I had a little list of projects which I have either started or finished.

Six chairs finished, 3 left to repair.
Six chairs finished, 3 left to repair.

Today is supposed to be hot but there is little chance of rain so I’m going to complete the repairs to the French garden chairs whose explanation is here and here.

The first responders never hooked up so we're on to the second wave of wallboard seekers.
The first responders never hooked up so we’re on to the second wave of wallboard seekers.

And I’ve scheduled someone to come and get the wallboard fragments left over from our renovation project.

There were a lot of ancient tacks to pull.
There were a lot of ancient tacks to pull.

I’m planning to start repairing the dining room chairs.  It’s the kind of project I like to start while I’m fresh and thinking creatively just in case I bump into snags.

This old school mirror weighs a ton.
This old school mirror weighs a ton.

Yesterday I was all set to hang a large (2 feet by 3 feet) and heavy mirror over my dressing table in the master bathroom.

 If centered under the light fixture above, the mirror covers the switch.
If centered under the light fixture above, the mirror covers the switch.

Unfortunately, due to the placement of the light switch and electrical outlet, 24 inches is just a bit too wide.  I’m on the hunt, then, for something smaller and maybe vintage.

This mirror, 30" by 48", was applied on top of the wallpaper with mastic. It might break when we try to remove it.
This mirror, 30″ by 48″, was applied on top of the wallpaper with mastic. It might break when we try to remove it.

I was going to list this mirror on Craigslist but I had the bright idea that it might go well in our old bathroom when we redecorate it. (The old mirror in there is 2.5 feet by 4 feet, a smaller mirror might be better anyway.)

We might need an extra bathroom is we have overnight guests.
We might need an extra bathroom is we have overnight guests.

Finally, I’d like to get Charlie to clean The Cottage bathroom now that the plumbing is in order. What’s the chance?

Do you switch around your furniture?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Saturday, No Rain”

  1. Oh yes, switching things around keeps life interesting! You are making good progress! Too bad about the mirror – hope it works out in the alternative location.

  2. our master bathroom mirror is also sealed to the wall. hubby and i have discussed ripping it off and replacing it with 2 mirrors one for each sink, but i kind of like the big “80’s” mirror… but 2 would look better.

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