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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005


I was supposed to try to fix my van this past weekend. I was also supposed to grout the shower pan and marble tile wall AND cut up that tree limb that fell in the back yard. What did I really do? I put shellac on three doors. One brand spanking new one and two that I had previously stained and urethaned. It is kind of therapeutic. Remember this door from my post in early June?

Well, here it is now.

Subtle difference eh? I just put three coats of shellac over the polyurethane and "voila!" Instant patina. Here is the new door for the 2nd floor passage between the main house and the "cottage".

I don't have to look at those untouched rooms any more. So after my shellac therapy on Saturday and Sunday morning I proceeded to cut the limb until the chainsaw acted up. I started to remove the steering wheel on the van but would have to go and buy a puller in order to get the thing off AND at 9:00 PM Sunday evening I started to grout the shower until I ran out of grout. By the time I got done with the clean up and left it was 5:37 AM! I guess this week I will be doing much the same, except I don't have any doors to shellac, though I do have 6 to strip paint off! I'll save those for when we are actually living here!

When I finish grouting the bathroom, I will post pictures. The tile looks much better with grout!


At 7/12/2005 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any photos of the shower progress?

At 7/13/2005 9:59 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

shellac does it again. It's nice to have some things that you can count on.

I myself have a few doors to strip here too probably next spring, we'll see...


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