Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Brick and Beams

Here are shots of the progress as of January 15, 2007. We are down to brick in the dining room, the living room and the middle room. Still have to remove the plaster in the guest bedroom as well as hit the drywall, studs and plaster in the kitchen and bathroom. With the help on Saturday and our Sunday attack on the Living Room ceiling, we had almost filled the bigger dumpster we had delivered on Friday. With the extra space we pitched the rotten doors stored in the "wine cellar" room (the last photo is the now-empty room).

Our special find on Sunday was a formal portrait. Not much to go on, but we will compare it with the past owners and try to place it by style. Any guesses?

1 comment:

Step into Action said...

Question about the brick walls, I can help. Don't seal them with anything! This is one of the biggest problems in Chicago when developers repoint the outside and inside with hard mortar then try to seal the walls.

It is important to allow the walls to breathe. Suggest you fix any deteriorated mortar with the original material which can be easily matched to ensure performance.

check out www.usheritage.com

Good Luck!