A Clean Sweep: Glade Cottage Summer

I renamed our to-do list for  Glade Cottage from the sub-Master list to a clean sweep. The idea of the clean sweep was to get a jump on projects for 2013 2014 2015 2016 in the Cottage. In this post I have removed all projects that had been completed prior to 2016.

Glade Cottage

The goal is to make the Cottage liveable, that is, clear out all the in-progress projects, clear out extraneous furniture, have all the systems (heating, plumbing, air conditioning, etc.) working optimally.

The light stain in the newly waxed floor is from a leaky solvent that was stored on the paint shelves.
The light stain in the newly waxed floor is from a leaky solvent that was stored on the paint shelves.

My friend has started cleaning and buffing the floor.

The back wall of the Cottage has been freshly painted.
The back wall of the Cottage has been freshly painted.

Also bit by bit the ceiling and woodwork are being painted.

The Cottage Clean Sweep File

  1. Paint wooden lamp and find a shade

    This is a proper spool lamp painted white.
    This is a proper spool lamp painted white.
  2. Paint standing shell lamp (has been moved to the house)

    Standing shell lamp
    Standing shell lamp
  3. Paint and repair shade on double desk lamp (listed on Craigslist)

    If it doesn't sell on Craigslist I might have to paint it.
    If it doesn’t sell on Craigslist I might have to paint it.
  4. Repair drafting table (I just noticed my parallel rule has been damaged.)

    My drafting table while bulky does fold to an almost flat disposition.
    My drafting table while bulky does fold to an almost flat disposition.
  5. Repair drafting lamp (This lamp works great.  Maybe it just needs to be painted.)

    My drafting lamp is on the left.
    My drafting lamp is on the left.
  6. Paint 2nd half of ceiling (The left side of the Cottage ceiling has been painted white.)

    The unpainted half of the Cottage ceiling is being painted white.
    The unpainted half of the Cottage ceiling is being painted white.
  7. Refinish floor (Waxing and buffing are being done in lieu of true refinishing.)
  8. Finish floor seam under bathroom sink

    The unfinished floor under the bathroom vanity needs a finishing treatment.
  9. Get mice deterrents  (Mice traps are an on-going task especially in winter.)
  10. Remove boxes of old papers from attic (Charlie loves to keep paper.)
  11. Build lean-to shed for lawn mower, power washer and generator
    A small shed could be useful so long as it doesn't become a catchall for #$%&.
    A small shed could be useful so long as it doesn’t become a catchall for #%&*.

     

  12. Move lumber and sheetrock
  13. Assign a place for mirrors (The mirrors are duly assigned.)
  14. Pack up or sell dishes and glasses (We just uncovered 21 punch cups.)

    What shall I do with these punch cups which are seldom used.
    What shall I do with these punch cups which are seldom used.
  15. Pack up or sell old silver pieces
    Oooo, Old Silver Stuff

    Can’t wait to get started finished.

What’s on your agenda of unnecessary tasks?

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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.

2 thoughts on “A Clean Sweep: Glade Cottage Summer”

  1. Have you learned of anything that successfully deters mice? I have them inside the (supposedly solid) brick party wall between my house and the Irishman’s, and though I filled all the gaps in my exposed brick with steel wool they seem to have found another way in. They are adept at avoiding traps and if they’re getting through the not-so-tightly-sealed attics and into the interior walls upstairs, any attempt to keep them out would be a lost cause.

    1. We feed them the kind of poison that causes their blood to thin. Supposedly they return to the outside to die. Not sure if that is true though because we found a couple of smelly dead ones in the Cottage. Jo

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