Home Updates

Although I’ve tak­en the last two weeks off of work to spend time with Abraham, I’ve al­so been do­ing [and hav­ing done] a lot of work on the house. I’ve been work­ing on the room that you en­ter from the front door. For lack of a bet­ter term, I call it the par­lor. Here are some pho­tos:
Before:
Pre-parlor
After:
Parlor Painted.
Before:
Pre-parlor
After:
Parlor Painted

I paint­ed, put down quar­ter-round, re­placed a pane in the doors to the bed­room, and paint­ed those too. The plas­ter need­ed some se­ri­ous patch­ing but that was done awhile ago. I’m hav­ing quite a bit of con­tract­ed work done on the bath­room and get­ting a clos­et ex­pand­ed. One of the small rooms is dis­ap­pear­ing to make this hap­pen, but it is cer­tain­ly worth it. During this process we’ve found some paint­ed-over hand-made fix­ture gems. Here are some hinges:
Stripped of their paint [and orig­i­nal black enam­el, un­for­tu­nate­ly]:
Stripped Hinges
And re­stored [thanks to Rustoleum]:
Restored Hinges
The win­dow sash­es have sim­i­lar paint-en­crust­ed met­al­work, and I’m still work­ing on restor­ing the orig­i­nal door­bell [you can see the paint-en­crust­ed ver­sion and the emp­ty spot in the pho­tos above]. The door it­self is prob­a­bly go­ing to take a week or two of work it­self. I’m not look­ing for­ward on the con­stant re­mov­ing and re­hang­ing of it.

There will be pic­tures of the bath­room and clos­et when they are fin­ished.