mgcg

July 3, 2010

kitchen

Filed under: house, IKEA, kitchen, Molly, repair, update — mgcg @ 5:02 pm

cate is a master.  that’s why she does the painting.  new hardware courtesy of ikea. upper cabinet doors are in the process of being sanded.  but it may be awhile before we can finish and reinstall.  enjoy!

mg

nice guest room and view

Filed under: climbing, guest, house, IKEA, repair, update — mgcg @ 4:54 pm

here’s the guest room almost finished but ready for sleepy guests.

and a great view from the conley roof in the highland neighborhood just NW of downtown.

mg

March 19, 2010

awning, etc.

Filed under: house, Molly, plants, repair, update, vehicle — mgcg @ 9:50 pm

got the awning up!  i wish the long awnings were the same shape and dimensions as the small one over the door.  jim made a good suggestion that i think we’ll take…paint the lowest slat around each side in the dark “iron ore” paint color to replace the stripe that is now covered.

some of the great succulents that look soooo old.  they’re spread over about 8 sq ft in a corner of our front yard.  we plan to transplant some of them around.  so cool.

finally got an outside handle for the sliding glass door that leads to the backyard.  the thickness of the wall of the “wire pull” was too thick to fit between the glass and screw coming through to attach the handle.  good thing i had an old set of files to take down some of the thickness.

time for some recent molly…

miss high and mighty inspecting my handle installation.

this blanket is comfy.  get out my face.

check out the ear standing up!  sorry for the fluorescent lights.

and the snow that’s been going since midnight or so last night.

mg

March 8, 2010

camera: unload

Filed under: fire, food, guest, house, IKEA, Molly, Mountains, office, repair, update, vacation, yard — mgcg @ 7:53 pm

so, i have lots of pics that have no home and have been stuck on the camera.  so, enjoy these from the past not sure how many weeks.

ikea bed frames = 2 singles or a king!

vail and cate doing what she does so well.

the caulkins’s (one of the founders of vail) front door.  🙂

dryer repair.  busted heating element.  thanks jim!

we ventured to estes park (first time ever) to see what it was like.  just so happens a snow storm blew in.  felt like i was back living at UTR!  as we came into town there was a gathering of people off the side of the road.  then we saw dogs.  BIG dogs.  and sleds.  and you can figure out the rest.

haha…now if only that temp was right, then it would feel like gunnison.  however, my temp sensor has been screwy for months.  it was probably about 10˚f.  🙂

the only pic we took in town was this silly reminder of home.  so tourist-y.

molly is a smart one.  durn blurry!

presenting!  the always willing to help, and ask a billion questions, noah!  aaron’s cool too.

this past weekend’s project.  well, one of them.

removed the edging.  hello scrap money!

cate.  master painter.

it’s like a burn pile, only smaller and more in the city.

installed!

taking advantage of the burn pile coals, cate, amazing me once more, improvises and makes some fish and veggies hobo-pak style.  YEAH!  that’s the old crawlspace hatch frame burning.  heh

the office is taking shape.  closet primer NO wallpaper!

mg

February 6, 2010

dreams dashed…

Filed under: bathroom, house, repair, update — mgcg @ 9:05 pm

well, we attacked the floor in the half bath tonight to try to reveal the original grey vinyl with flecks of yellow, pink, grey, and aqua.  the carpet tiles aren’t horrible, but aren’t even really glued down.  the tan vinyl tiles with whispy looking weeds on them are bad and are up.  i would show a pic but i can’t find my usb drive my memory card plugs into.  so, cliffhanger it is.

mg

edit:  here it is…

so cool!

and uggh…

shotty patch job with new subfloor.  NOT level with existing original subfloor.

more old more recent tiles removed.  more of the original flooring ruined by the patched subfloor job.

the replaced subfloor was so uneven with the original that the new tan tiles they put on cracked and broke because of the drop off.  lovely.

now what?  for now put the maroon carpet tiles back over it all, then when we can actually do it right, perhaps find a similar floor to the original.  that will have to wait.

mg

January 26, 2010

DUX is complete

Filed under: craigslist, repair — mgcg @ 5:02 pm

it is finished!  our DUX chair originally owned by the Middlebrook family of Arapahoe Acres, has just received it’s reconditioned cushions from Brandt & Whitney.  The combination of the fagas straps and the new foam makes it like new again. The guys from Brandt & Whitney commented on how nice the fabric is and I couldn’t agree more.  The weave alone is outstanding, even if the color is a little faded in places.  Oh well, let the sitting and admiring begin!

mg

November 1, 2009

pics from around the house

Filed under: house, repair, Uncategorized, update, yard — mgcg @ 12:59 am

here’s some from outside showing progress on our painting and our paint scheme.  again, i just roll, cate actually paints.

the trailer in all it’s glory after i moved it behind the fence.  now it’s safe.

mg

home…

Filed under: bathroom, house, repair, update — mgcg @ 12:45 am

let’s get this thing started.  bathroom is not quite finished being painted, but i did finish putting in the towel rack i designed and built.  cool!  cate is the best painter in this household by far.  🙂

mg

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