Checking Off the Saturday List

Last week I had a little list of projects which I had either started or finished. I planted sunflowers last weekend. We also started fixing our folding garden chairs.

Nine fully functional French garden chairs.
Nine fully functional French garden chairs.

Yesterday was hot and steamy but we finished fixing all 9 French garden chairs whose explanation is here and here. I had enough lumber to make 3 additional slats for future repairs. Or if we find chair number 10.

The wallboard leaning on the front wall of The Cottage has been cleared away.
The wallboard leaning on the front wall of The Cottage has been cleared away.

A shop (industrial arts I think they call it now) teacher came to pick up the wallboard fragments left over from our renovation project because her students are building an indoor shed and are learning to work with drywall. This is not the first teacher who has picked up supplies for student use.  Teachers are dedicated.

Hopefully the webbing will give a supportive but comfortable chair seat.
Hopefully the webbing will give a supportive but comfortable chair seat.

I started repairing the dining room chairs by weaving webbing on the top of the seat frame.  Then I had to Google the next steps which I found here.

Mice had made their home in the vanity's drawers.
Mice had made their home in the vanity’s drawers.
The Cottage bathroom floor and the tub also are getting clean.
The Cottage bathroom floor and the tub also are getting clean.

And wonder of wonders, Charlie started to clean The Cottage bathroom.

Have you finished a long-standing project? Or ridded yourself of some major clutter?

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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.

4 thoughts on “Checking Off the Saturday List”

  1. Wonderful, wonderful! I’m sure it’s a relief to have the wallboard gone and how wonderful that it can be used for a learning experience. I’m working on my back porch and other areas getting rid of all the plastic saved for storing stuff and adding to the Salvation Army pile. It’s a good feeling. So glad we have some recycling centers nearby.

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