Friday, December 11, 2009

New Adventures!

Its been quite a while since we've had any new posts on the blog!
Currently, Jamie and I are in Eureka, CA working on a Victorian house that my parents recently bought. It was built in the 1890's and needs a little work. We've been pulling down everything off of the walls and tearing everything up off the floors. And smashing things!

This is a small view of the upstairs, from my room. You can see what I've doubed the "creepy room". More on this later!

A big part of the renovation process is making things look terrible at first. It seems that the previous owners may have been thinking that same thing with the red and black motif! I'm sure it was just a stepping stone away from looking spectacular and going perfectly with the cat pee/gross carpet professional design.

Here's Jamie relaxing after a hard day's work.

An exciting part of this renovation process is assuming that if you peel enough garbage off the walls and floors, you will discover something really great! It was with this idea in mind when I insisted that there was probably something hidden inside the nuel post at the bottom of the stairs. At a victorian house in Vicksburg, MS a man told us that people would put the deed to their house in the nuel post and then seal it up when they were done paying the house off. So I made my dad pry open our nuel post to find out if there was something inside! Turns out no. It was solid.

Stay tuned for a full and thorough home tour in the coming days!
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  1. So glad you updated! I didn't know what a nuel post was prior to this and I kinda still don't!

    The word verification for this comment was "selama"

  2. Wow! This is great! I am sure there are treasures to be found under all of the layers of awful left by others.

  3. The house looks beautiful. I like the wallpaper. How long will you be in CA for? I'm in the bay area.

    My word verification was "misoeler".

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