Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, January 4, 2015

1 Step Forward, 3 Seps Back Cha Cha

That's the dance of a major renovation. Do not attempt one unless you're very patient, highly motivated and are not easily discouraged...none of which I believed we were, but we can see the trophy and are dancing like crazy to win [metaphorically speaking].

We have ice after replacing the faulty compression valve. We have hot water after replacing a fitting that had the wrong glue....cha-cha-cha.

The dance steps have switched to 1 step back; 3 steps forward. That's progress. Yay!

You can't appreciate where you are until you remember where you were. At the bottom is where we were...after we already tore out the old plaster!

The beautiful new stove arrived Tuesday-photos to come. The quartz stone tile looked too new so I aged them with soot-gray and white. The brick is from the 1867 fireplace!


It's me said...

Wowwww....i hope it once Will be finished...!...;-))). Good luck ..!...love Ria...x!

Karen L. Bates said...

It won't be long now. Looking good! I like the aged stone.

Jojo said...

Love seeing some of the steps along the way and that brick is gorgeous!

Janean said...

Sweet friend, thank you! The brick is gorgeous and we'll be using it for 2 mantels and outside porch edge. ♡

Janean said...

Thank you, Ria!

Suz said...

Now this is getting exciting!

Janean said...

Suz, we're beginning the fun stuff now. Yay!