Last Weekend’s Plan

It did rain all day last Saturday but I got some of my extensive list finished or, at least, started anyway.

I need to find a place for this shelf unit. Maybe the basement.
We moved the doors in the corner and the miter saw over to the house from the Cottage.

We are moving our stored belongings from the Cottage little by little.  I’m trying to whittle down the big items that I can’t carry alone.  With some help I cleared out the left-hand corner above of miter saw, workbench, and old doors. Yesterday Charlie and the Cottage carpenter carried the king-size headboard and footboard back over to the house.

Listed here is the progress I made on my oversized list for the past weekend. Green is finished; red is waiting to be work on.

  1. Put shoe molding in conservatory.  The angle at the inside corners is 45 degrees.  The end-of-run angle is 22.5 degrees beveled in.

    I cut shoe molding to go around the entire conservatory.
    I cut shoe molding to go around the entire conservatory.
  2. Cut and apply base trim to the bottom of the linen closet. The grey cabinet had a piece of trim along the bottom that I shorted to fit wall-to-wall. Refer here to see the before.
    Trim has been applied to the bottom of the grey linen cabinet in the master bedroom hallway.
    Trim has been applied to the bottom of the grey linen cabinet in the master bedroom hallway.

    3. Wash, iron, and replace the slipcovers in the conservatory.

    The conservatory slipcovers are clean and in place.
    The conservatory slipcovers are clean and in place.

    4.  Determine casing and trim needs and place an order at the local lumber yard. I’d prefer not to have a big surplus left over and don’t want to have more than one delivery so I’m trying to make the best estimate I can which might take a while.

    Before finalizing my list I need to sift through this pile in the living room.
    Before finalizing my list I need to sift through this pile in the living room.

    5.  List new items on Craigslist. I listed no new items but I’m eager to take photos of some stuff and to take the time to describe it in an attractive way.

    My drafting table will be among the first items listed.
    My drafting table will be among the first items listed.

    6.  Measure bookshelf wall to assess cornice and trim needs. This just didn’t happen.

    Can't wait until these shelves are finished.
    Can’t wait until these shelves are finished.

    7.  Move bed from Cottage. Now it’s in the conservatory waiting for redesign and paint.

    You can see the bed in the Cottage leaning against the wall next to the sofa. It's bulky and inconvenient there.
    You can see the bed in the Cottage leaning against the wall next to the sofa. It’s bulky and inconvenient there.

    8.  Move doors from Cottage. Three vintage doors and 2 closet doors for the laundry room have been moved to the porch.  Our porch is starting to look like a salvage dump. 

    Theses are heavy, all-wood doors waiting for a new home.
    Theses are heavy, all-wood doors waiting for a new home.

    9.  Clear small junk from side porch. We cleared the small junk only to replace it with bigger junk. 

    10.  Move oak chest of drawers to conservatory and hook up television. I saved this until after I nail down the shoe molding in the conservatory so I don’t have to climb behind it.

    Our oak chest is blocking the front door.
    Our oak chest is blocking the front door.

    11.  Put baseboard and shoe molding on conservatory closet. I cut 1 by 4 base then topped it with ogee molding.  The entire surround was edged with shoe molding.

    The baseboard in the conservatory closet is ready to be pinned down.
    The baseboard in the conservatory closet is ready to be pinned down.

    12.  Surform the upstairs doors. Maybe next weekend.

    The Surform can be used to plane the bottom of the doors.
    The Surform can be used to plane the bottom of the doors.

    13.  Paint bedroom doors. Maybe next weekend.

    The master bathroom door has a small hitch when opening it that needs to be adjusted. Then it needs some paint.
    The master bathroom door has a small hitch when opening it that needs to be adjusted. Then it needs some paint.

    14. Wash old jeans for a special project. Special project planned for November 12th.

    We have a special project planned for our tub of old jeans.
    We have a special project planned for our tub of old jeans.

With a little help, I executed half the list so I’m happy.  I can’t wait to tell you all about the special project.

Are you gearing up for some autumn entertainment?

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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 “Last Weekend’s Plan”

  1. Good job, Jo. I’ve gotten stalled as the hot weather has returned. This week is full of away from home activities – I’ll be glad when it’s over.

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