Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sage and Deconstruction

Sage is doing very well. She’s gaining weight everyday and is active and playful. Now we’re working on house breaking. It’s hard to do when we’re so busy with so many things, especially the rental house.

 We've made some progress on the house. Below you can see the old wall covering the chimney and, also, the half wall between the kitchen and the livingroom.

The old non functioning chimney was a hanging flue. It hadn't been used in years but for some reason was left in place and was just wasted space. Space that was desperately needed in the minute kitchen. It took up way to much space in this tiny house and the half wall was useless. It opened up the space somewhat but still caused the kitchen to be more cramped than necessary. Underneath the paneling was wallpaper and then just oak boards.

Taking all that out left us with a hole in the ceiling and one in the floor where the wall had come through. We knew that the ceiling was sagging in that area and would need to be supported. Whoever put that up didn't have a clue how to do it. Or was just too lazy to do it right. So, It's going to need a little more work than we thought. It's a hassle but not insurmountable.
Finally, here is the space with all that gone. Looks a mess, right? It is. But, I think it's going to turn out quite well. Cabinets, countertops, then new flooring we just got today. It's going to be a cozy little home. We're working there tomorrow. I think we'll start painting in the bedrooms while Danny and our handyman take care of this.


  1. It's looking good, Becky! Even from the photographs, you can tell it's got a nice atmosphere to it.

  2. I have to say Becky, from my perspective living in France, you have no idea what a minute kitchen is *big grin*
    The work looks like it's coming along well and a good diea to get rid of that mess.

  3. Thanks, Tina. I thought, when I first saw it, that it was a cool little place with lots of hidden character. It's so exciting to be bringing it out.

    LOL, Diane. I guess it's not the smallest I've seen, but on the other hand, there are bigger closets.