We’ve been taking a longer look at the outside of our structure and although it’s still quite sturdy without complaint, there are a few spots that will need some attention before the summer is through.
These spots under the windows up front are particularly troublesome and will need a little bit of pointing work. We’ve learned that a building/mortar that dates as old as ours does requires a little know how. Here’s to hoping the color matches the last and if not that we have the courage to paint the brick as we’ve talked about.
What? We didn’t tell you we wanted to paint the brick? Well that thought will just have to wait for another post and most likely a little Photoshopping to get you all on board with us. Our parents think we’re crazy, but we’re pretty sure you’ll have our backs right?
Owning a church for a house seems like a magical fairy tale for many. When we first tell people where we live they get all glitter-eyed and start swooning to have a project like that to tackle.
I’m here to attest to the fact that although it is cool… there are downfalls to this glamorous life we lead. Mainly the shower, which has long since been referred to as the Dexter kill room (though he would have done a much more thorough job of taping).
When we bought the home, this room had an old (and totally gross) bath tub in it, sitting on 2x4’s with a rubber floor mat under it to help direct water into the drain in the floor. To the right of the photo there is a wall with a door that holds a toilet and dangling light fixtures and heating vents, along with a window.
Our plans are to gut the entire thing, and add a stackable washer and dryer just inside the door in the photo. Add walls and leave the bathroom completely open so the toilet, sink, shower and urinal (because what studio would be complete without one?) are all one big open space. Until then… we continue to take 60 second showers, turning the water off while we soap up and by the time the hot water finally makes it to the shower head, it’s time to be done. Someday I’ll be able to stand and let the hot water melt away a day’s aches and pains, but for now we’re just doing good if we can get a little stink off us.