A Mid-Century Renovation

  I see a home renovation in our neighborhood and I can’t help but be politely curious. However, if it’s a Mid-Century home I am an all out stalker.  This house is about 5 blocks away from us.  I’ve been watching it for a while. It went on the market for about a day and…

I am an Epoxy Goddess!!!

That’s what I yelled as I walked into the house today!  And my husband yelled back “YOU ARE”! I have all but two things left on the list.  Finish rebuilding the beams with the marine epoxy resin and paint. Yesterday I finally dropped the fear, grabbed the bull by the horns and mixed that three…

A little Closer

This weekend we made good progress finally. Two weekends ago I primed everything except the three main beams with rot and last weekend was Halloween.  So, not much has been accomplished lately.Friday I went to West Marine in Marina del Rey to get marine grade resin epoxy.  The salesman was amazing in helping me understand…

I’m so over it!

Ugh, with Halloween this past weekend and Hubby and I being fatigued beyond comprehension the project is put on hold again.  I’m over it.  It’s not the work that I’m over, its the thinking about how to repair the problem well.  Our initial solution for protecting the moulding has been nixed.  Aesthetically we think it…

Week Three

I was so exhausted from last weekend I didn’t get to update the blog. Friday, we got scaffolding and set it up. Saturday, Hubby had to work half day so I only had a few hours to continue stripping and taking off rotted portions of beams. I made great progress. One poor beam look like…

Takes One to know One

While I was out stripping wood my hubby was on the computer. I left this blog open on the screen. When he sat down he thought it was a page I had left open for research solutions to rotting beams. He looked at the pictures and thought “wow, those people have ugly wood!” and as…

Beams, beams are good for…..

Our project this weekend (and for the next two weekends) is to “Krisel keep” our beams. The main posts/beams to our house are rotting on the outside. My husband noticed it while lying in bed admiring our house’s windows one day. It’s suppose to be an “El Nino” winter, which means a lot of rain,…