Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Adventures

    For the first time in quite some time I am excited about the work that was finished the past month.  Even though it went slower than I wanted, and was more expensive than initially budgeted, big plans for finished areas of the place are falling together.  The first is a floor to ceiling bookshelf which was actually quite a lot more work to design and build than I have initially thought.  It did come together though and the first level only had one or two easily fixed mistakes.  In the end the shelf will be floor to ceiling as mentioned above and have a sliding ladder system (coming soon).
    The second project that was completed I had planned on since the beginning of demolition, to the point where even the finish trim on the windows was recessed.  I will admit, the window trim looked pretty odd and I had to field a lot of the age old question "So whats going on with that...?"  I mean the clear answer was stained glass privacy screens.  They are done, in place and now there is one room in our house where the neighborhood can't stare at us.
Front Door View 

Assembling the Bookshelf

Securing the uprights 

Adding in the Shelves

Still Adding Shelves 

Yet More Shelves

Tying together the sections

Putting It Upright 

Level One In Place

Construction Inspector No. 1

Construction Inspector No. 2

Checking The Plans

Sun Room Windows In Place!

Window No. 1

Window No. 2

Window No. 3

Window No. 4

Stairwell View

Basement Stair View 



  1. Gorgeous windows, I love these! Are they fixed in place (the stained glass) or moveable? Love the kitty inspector photos. Hope we can tour again soon on one of our trips back this spring/summer. Yes, shamelessly inviting myself over. :)

    1. Hi Annie,
      You and the crew are more than welcome to stop by any time!

  2. Wow- both projects are gorgeous. I LOVE the stained glass.

  3. Stunning! I love how the stained glass sits on the floor!

  4. HI! Came by via the blog train. Love those windows. amazing.

  5. I found you via the blog train too.
    I LOVE those windows!
    I hope you don't mind my sharing this post via fbk

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