What we are doing:

In what spare time we have, we decided to spend it (and our savings) on remodeling our rowhouse in South Philly. When we purchased our casa it was a 3 story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath that hadn't been touched in 50+ years. It's currently a 4 bed, 2 bath construction site with so much more to do it's hard to believe.

We use this blog to mark progress, say hi to friends and family, rant about the process of remodeling, and try to have some fun along the way.

- Bryan and Christina

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Stoop Fun

So we have been doing small projects lately. This one was a bit of procrastination from tub scraping, but an improvement none the less! I had found some numbers I loved at Design Within Reach a couple of years ago, but like most of their products, at $65 a number always thought against it. So we found these copies at a much better price. These are a great improvement to the original ones you can see in the first picture stuck on above the door (like the duct tape and vegetable can as a pipe stopper, the previous owners always seemed to use anything with adhesives) Any good weekend project isn't complete on its own and this one has now spawned 2 or 3 additional projects. First painting the door and frame now that the unsightly numbers left a mark on the white aluminum, adding a light outside the door that we have wanted for awhile, and finally the foxglove addition to the front. 2 down 2 to go!

The last picture is a view down the street and that is our little "Charlie Brown Tree" in the foreground. Bryan makes fun of its sprout at the top. I admit it does grow in a strange way, but it is now almost up to the 3rd floor and just starting to fill in a little for shade in living room.

1 comment:

Mr. Bryan Grimes said...

It's Bryan. Funny that the two door pictures were actually taken a week apart, and yet it must have been at the same time of day. Our house is basically a sundial on the weekends.