While You Weren’t Looking

Many of the projects we start have a small step left over to complete them totally.

On hardwood the light side goes toward the floor and the darker side faces the rug.
Rug pad — on hardwood the light side goes toward the floor and the darker side faces the rug.

Here’s what we did this week.

The Cottage rug has a full-size felt rug pad.
The Cottage rug has a full-size felt rug pad.

I bought a 9′ by 12′ rug pad from USARugPads.com to use under the area rug in our offsite project. Since we ended up laying wall-to-wall carpeting I decided to use the pad under our dining room rug which under which we had been using a too short pad.

The Cottage rug has a full-size felt rug pad.
The Cottage rug has a full-size felt rug pad.

We sent the too-short-for-us-but-perfect-for-you pad over to the Cottage where the resident exchanged it under her living area rug for her lesser quality home store pad.

Use a sturdy hook.
Use a sturdy hook.
I used a big hook that was rated for at least 20 pounds.
I used a big hook that was rated for at least 20 pounds.

I hung up my new antique dressing table mirror. Now I can get on with some artwork on the walls of the master bathroom.

The greenhouse was blown off its foundation even with logs holding it down.
The greenhouse was blown off its foundation even with logs holding it down.

The greenhouse was carried it from its position by high winds so it needs to be screwed to the foundation soon.

We had the meeting now we need a contract.
We had the meeting now we need a contract.

And we’re waiting for a proposal from our tile setter for 3 backsplashes.

Have you kept your New Year’s resolutions? (I didn’t make any.)

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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.

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