Monday, March 5, 2012

At Home, Feeling the Deadline......

Working on the house while Carla is out of town has always been a way for me to pass the time with Rocco and Sadie but, I don't have the best track record for completing all of my projects in time for her return. In the past I have refinished the flooring in our living room (made the deadline), built a radiator cover/bench (just missed the deadline) and gutted the main bathroom (struck out swinging for the fences). That said, I have to buckle down to finish the projects I have going this week. I get the feeling there will be a few more late nights and afternoon pots of coffee in my future. I've got to be honest, I feel a bit like Chip....
Stuck Between a Hot Pot of Coffee and a Deadline

To recap my planned projects: I need to finish up my wainscoting project in the dining room, new grout in the kitchen/little bathroom/back entry AND get the vintage door Carla salvaged turned into a headboard for our master....Phew, this is going to be a busy week! As Carla would say, I'll need a lot of "Hammers and High Fives" in support to get this finished!

Here's a photo montage of the progress thus far......Que the 80's teen romance music now: 
Tools of The Trade

Gratuitous Action Scene

 Measure Twice. Cut Once.

 Finally Coming Together

Now I simply need to insert the center panels and throw on some paint.....seems easy right? After a final trip to the ol' Home Depot I think I finally have everything I need. Stay tuned for more results and mild demolition in the kitchen. Rocco and Sadie are all prepared for the next phases.....I hope I am too.

Wow, This is Cheesy!


  1. Wow, how awesome you are for doing these things while she is away! Looks great so far! Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. And the husband of the year award goes to....

    Good work, Alex!

  3. Wow, I wish my fiance would get that motivated when I'm gone. Oh wait, he does, your work is very much appreciated by all us working/traveling partners! Great job Alex! Fellow northsider, Bonnie

  4. LOL, great job, and your funny in he process. Mary


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