Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our Exterior Renovation Update

This past weekend we were able to make a significant progress on the house!  The siding on the North side was removed and we finished painting on the street side.  Installing the siding and replacing the gable are next on our "to do" list.

Here is an updated view. (I am still casting the remaining swags and we are waiting for the 1st floor master copy onlay to arrive).

And here is a new shot of the front of the house (still missing the 2nd floor railing and new brick paint).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Victorian ceiling - finally finished!

I can't even tell you how happy I am that the ceiling is done. I promised myself that I will never, EVER come up with any more ideas like this one! Here are before and after shots.


After - Victorian ceiling paint treatment
The gold pattern has a lot of shine when the light changes during the day. 
And here is a close-up.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Enough working outside

............Into this!!!!

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Enough with working outside

Time to turn this.........

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Siding continues

Finally convinced my friend Jimmy Dennis to help this weekend. 30 degress and light snow.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Nice weather

We finally had some nice weather this past weekend. Spring is here and another project started.  We are excited to get the other street side of our house completed

Burt Cavanaugh
NARI Certified Remodeler for
Waunakee Remodeling, Inc.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Foyer Ceiling

The wife thought the foyer ceiling needed a traditional victorian touch.  Should only take 4 months.......

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

getting ready for spring

spent the whole weekend painting siding and reglazing some windows that got damaged. the siding was ripped in half and cut to length for the different areas. painted both sides and edges.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Front foyer - more woodworking finished

and here it is completed. Much better.

Front Foyer - More woodworking

Ok the wife didnt like the patch job they did 90 years ago. Lets tear apart some wainscoting, maybe we will find more buried treasure......

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

the woodwork in the foyer

and the varnishing shall continue....for the 2nd month. it just snowed another 4 inches outside anyways.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

up and running

Test from the Smart Phone.  Finally up and running on the blog. Getting antsy about preparing for our upcoming spring remodeling season. Two feet of snow on the ground. At least we can paint and prepare the siding indoors. 

Monday, January 31, 2011


Welcome to our blog.  We will share current updates, tips and photos representing our progress in 1904 Victorian home restoration. 
You can find a lot more on our website.  Please, feel free to share your comments with us.  Also if you have any questions regarding what you have seen on our site, post a comment on this blog and we will answer as soon as we can. 

Burt and Marlena