Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A sink for the master bathroom

I took the plunge and bought what I'm planning to use as the sink in our master bathroom. It arrived yesterday and is even bigger and more dramatic than I'd expected (hopefully not *too* big or *too* dramatic). Here it is - obviously it's going to need a drain cut into the bottom.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Salvaged wrought iron

When we were in Savannah last weekend, we visited an architectural salvage store that had some pretty wrought iron. These two styles were our favorites:

We're thinking about alternating them to create our new balcony's ironwork. But first I need to investigate prices a bit more, since I don't know what it costs to make these things new (or what it costs to ship two dozen of them here from Georgia). I'm meeting with an iron-worker at the RBB a week from today to get a sense of pricing.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Demolition progress

I finally remembered *both* the bring my photo to the site *and* to actually use it! Here are some pictures from the top floor of the mostly-demo'ed interior (the only staircase left is the one from the third floor up to the roof). The first and second floors are in similar condition.

You can see the cement blocked-in rear windows in the fourth photo and, in the second photo, the loose, indented brickwork between the windows shows where one of recently-removed chimneys used to be.