Sunday, November 29, 2015

#452...attic construction weeks 5-8

The biggest change at our house this month is that we now have a back dormer, a new metal roof, and skylights. Here are some pictures of dormer progression.

 ....and then the metal roof went on

On the inside of the attic we got rough electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and skylights.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#451...lisbon, portugal

This past August we went on a trip to Portugal and Spain. I thought I'd take a break from construction updates...which are slow coming....and post some pics from our trip. We flew into Lisbon, and spent the afternoon there on a walking graffiti art tour through the city. Graffiti art is a big thing in Lisbon, and there are lots of areas around the city designated for it.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

#450...attic construction weeks 1-4

Our attic renovation is well underway, and it has taken its toll on our 1919 bungalow. We needed a lot of structural work to make the attic into livable space. Things are looking pretty destroyed, and I'm hopeful that this is a case of things getting worse before they get better. Currently the house has no power or plumbing. I should have set up a haunted house in there, as it feels pretty spooky at night.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

#449...Gonzo247 graffiti art at my house

A few weeks ago, I had a big birthday. For the occasion, Tyler planned a graffiti art party for me. Houston-grown artist Gonzo247 came to our backyard, and worked some magic on a blank wall of our house. Gonzo was super cool, and let my party guests participate in his art, and try their hand at spraying. We took photos throughout the event, and my sister Sarah made them into this video. Turn up your volume!!
(this is my first video ever to upload to YouTube. sorry for the ads that plague it)

Friday, September 25, 2015 2015...front bedroom & bath

I am finally concluding this 2015 house tour with the last three spaces in my bungalow. It is now becoming surreal to look back at these pictures, as everything is emptied out of my house, and we are under construction!
I once had this room set up as a bedroom, that you can see here on Design Sponge. Most recently the room was serving as a dressing room and rowing room.

There is a small hallway that connects the two bungalow bedrooms. Off the hallway is the shared bathroom, which was once featured in Better Homes and Gardens. See it in print here.