Category Archives: Renovation

Starting the new year with a BOOM

If it’s been quiet on the blog there is a reason. This past spring, we finally decided that the house would never be finished at our current pace. There were just too many other demands on our time and too … Continue reading

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Kitchen makeover

We decided to do some remodeling in our kitchen. I’m really digging the new open floor plan, although it is short on counter space.

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Drywall finishing in the office

Lee’s office drywall was completed late last year and we are pleased with how it turned out. It was a nice simple room to practice drywall finishing and we learned some important lessons for next time: don’t try to repatch … Continue reading

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Mailbox stand

The mailbox stand we share with our neighbor has been falling down since we bought the house five years ago. More recently it crossed over the line from dilapidated to disintegrating. Our mail person had to lean awkwardly down from … Continue reading

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Lee’s future office

Lee’s future office has undergone quite the transformation lately. For the past five years it has been the catch-all room for tools and building supplies. A hardware supply room it is no longer. We last worked on this room in … Continue reading

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House progess resumes

Lee and I have started working on the inside of the house again. The wiring is installed in the second bedroom and I got the sheep wool and rock wool insulation put up. I do love working with the sheep … Continue reading

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Installing sheep wool insulation batts

Three years ago we bought some sheep wool insulation from Oregon Shepherd. The product was actually made in New Zealand, and a couple local farmers had imported a shipping container full of it and stored it in their barn. At … Continue reading

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Drywall adventures

Drywalling at Farm Folly has officially started! I am so happy it is hard to contain myself. The second floor ceilings were finished tonight. I still need to install the final (third) layer of insulation in the walls. Hopefully by … Continue reading

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Craftsman garden shed

The garden shed is finally finished! Almost. We finished building the last shelving unit in it this past week. It’s too cold and rainy to paint, so the corbels will have to wait until next year to be painted dark … Continue reading

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Front of our 1937 farm house is finished

Three years ago when we bought our house it was seriously lacking in the curb-appeal department. After the initial “cute!” impression wore off, you quickly realized that the deck was out of level, the front window was broken, there was … Continue reading

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