1. 1 year ago

    So, this happened today… #doctorwho #nerd #art

    So, this happened today… #doctorwho #nerd #art

    doctorwho

    art

    nerd

  2. 1 year ago

    Skate monster. #sketchbook

    Skate monster. #sketchbook

    sketchbook

  3. 2 years ago

    The Chouse mail key. (Taken with instagram)

    The Chouse mail key. (Taken with instagram)

  4. 2 years ago

    Morning light

    Morning light

  5. 2 years ago

    Sofa after a weekend of tv watching.

    Sofa after a weekend of tv watching.

  6. 2 years ago

    Festive front doors.

    Festive front doors.

  7. 2 years ago

    Stick Christmas trees.

    Stick Christmas trees.

  8. 2 years ago

    We’ve decided not to turn the heat on this year.

    We’ve decided not to turn the heat on this year.

  9. 2 years ago

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    3 years ago

    Brick By Brick

    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?  

    brick

    mortar

    structure

    outside

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    3 years ago

    We’re Cool But Our Shower Isn’t.

     

    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. 

    shower

    basement

    church

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    3 years ago

    Today over at Apartment Therapy Chicago we shared a little bit of our chouse carpet spray painting project.  The aisle that goes down the middle of the space makes things feel extra “churchy” and it suffered some major stains and discoloration from the previous owners (and their cat).  

    Until we can figure out what we want to do with the floor, this will have to do.  Chevron stripes are fun and even more so when all you spent money on was a few cans of fabric spray paint instead of a whole new rug! You can see more of this space and hear what we had to say at Apartment Therapy.

    rug,

    chouse

    chevron

    carpet

    black

    stripes

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    3 years ago

    We’ve been testing paint colors for the inside of the front door.  This photo will also serve as a reminder to not let your wife have control of the spray paint can.  Boobs.
Also, the outlet directly inside the front door is on a circuit all by itself.  It’s where we cut hair, cook food and use any plug in appliance without fear of tripping any other breakers.  Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. 

    We’ve been testing paint colors for the inside of the front door.  This photo will also serve as a reminder to not let your wife have control of the spray paint can.  Boobs.

    Also, the outlet directly inside the front door is on a circuit all by itself.  It’s where we cut hair, cook food and use any plug in appliance without fear of tripping any other breakers.  Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. 

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    3 years ago

    There’s a wooden wall in progress at casa de Trover.  It sure beats mudding and taping drywall!

    There’s a wooden wall in progress at casa de Trover.  It sure beats mudding and taping drywall!

  15. 4 years ago

    The finished door.  Now the mums just need to grow!  Considering painting the bottom step below the door black along with the inside run of brick (to cover the painting mishaps), but that means no using the front door until it’s dry!

    The finished door.  Now the mums just need to grow!  Considering painting the bottom step below the door black along with the inside run of brick (to cover the painting mishaps), but that means no using the front door until it’s dry!