Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fireplace, meet dripping water.

Why I wouldn't be a good investor:

Today, trailing behind Daniel and our realtor through a triplex.

Me: {sighing at the eclectic beauty of a huge old house with a grand entrance and beautiful staircase}  "Look at the fireplaces."

Daniel: "Uh huh. Look at the water dripping from the ceiling."

We're spending our four day together tearing into a house that Daniel bought in August and getting it ready to lease.  It's really fun, albeit exhausting work.  There's parts about the house that I grow to love as I work on it. This one has diagonal wood flooring that I adore.  And closets. Big closets.  I also adore closets.  (You don't know how much you love closets until you end up in a house that oddly has none.)

The kitchen is the next project- can't wait to do an after picture.  But here's the before:  (ahem.  The right now.)

How do you like that droopy ceiling fan?!


  1. love the house!!! im a sucker for old houses with character:D

  2. The fan looks good and different. Waiting to see the after-photo :)

  3. You always have such great ideas -- I can't wait to see the "after" picture!

  4. Talking about ceiling fans... I read your blog about redoing your old one with black paint! I do not like my ceiling fan at all & I am waiting for it to quit... but meanwhile I will paint it black a.s.a.p. !! Thanks for the great idea! Rachel

  5. Haha, I didn't even notice the fan 'til I read below the pic. :) You are so fortunate to have a work-a-holic man who doesn't mind doing all these projects... I like how you say, "We're spending our four day together..." .our. {Love seeing your relationship, still so much in love :)}