Glenlochan -The Beginning

Glenlochan -The Beginning
Glenlochan - The Beginning

Glenlochan Today

Glenlochan Today
Glenlochan Today

Sunday, September 20, 2015

All Fenced In

A white picket fence is required for a historic home, isn't it?  Well, maybe not in all cases, but this house was screaming for one and Rob had a vision as to exactly how it needed to be constructed.  Because I am a visual person, I had to see it all laid out with stakes:

When the boys were home for a holiday, Rob took advantage of their brawn to help get the first two posts dug and in - 8 x 8 posts, I kid you not!





Sturdy and substantial (there was actually a lot of debate on my part about the size of the posts but I ultimately caved).  I still had my doubts throughout the process that they were just too large given the height of the fence, but it turned out that Rob was absolutely, 100% right on this one.

The remaining posts were a long process to install, even with the help of a rented automatic post hole digger.

These posts were all 6 x 6's so not a lot lighter than the gate and corner posts.  Rob finished the job solo and then started planning out the addition of the pickets.


 

The first section went up like clockwork:

Before too long (okay, a couple weeks total, but he was a one man show at this point) the fence was fully installed.


It's absolutely the perfect addition to the still unfinished yard.



The wood is aging so we can paint the fence the requisite white (hopefully before winter) and it needs post caps and a fancy gate to finish the picture.  It's apparently the most substantial and sturdy picket fence many have seen, according to the comments received from numerous passersby.  It's definitely a fence for the ages.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Philly Post: Green Marble Masterpiece

The bathroom in Philly is done and we are breathing a huge sigh of relief.  We couldn't be happier with how it turned out but, frankly, anything would have been an improvement over our starting point of a dysfunctional bathroom and then, more recently, over no bathroom at all. 

From this:

To this:
From this:
To partially installed:
To fully functional:

From this:
To this:
To this:

And this:

I love the way the floor turned out - tile that looks like gray distressed wood:


The entire bathroom is an eclectic mix of old and contemporary.  We are very thankful for a completed bathroom - and the green marble is a luxurious bonus.




Peaceful and functional.  Done.  Well, almost.  There actually is one small task left - framing and adding the door.  It's sitting in the living room of Glenlochan, three states away.  Who needs a bathroom door when you have green marble?