Progress! With the ceiling open and the knob and tube exposed, we knew we would have to just completely remove and replace all the wiring. In some ways, that was nice because once it was removed, I was able to take a paint sprayer and just go to town on the beams. In other ways, it meant we only had shop lights to use in the space and many, MANY hours of work rewiring the whole house. The consolation was safety...I hear that’s kind of important.
We originally thought we would leave the ceilings the natural color but ultimately, wanted to ceilings to feel higher so we went with white. Not pictured, myself, covered in paint and the many spills I got on the floor before I figured out how to functionally use a spray gun upside down.
After we finished the ceiling, we were ready to put flooring in - YAY! And then we could (finallllllly) move into our house? (Yes, without lights, and a kitchen.) Mom and Dad came up for the weekend to help install the floor. An unfortunate snow event happened (parents arrived just in time!) and we were stuck in the house for about 3 days but we had a couple of mattresses, a pizza place nearby, a saw, all the flooring boxes, and gosh darnit if we didn't GET.IT.DONE.
Hi! We're the Germanns.
Evan is a furniture maker and I'm an artist. We have been married for almost 10 years. We have two adorable dogs, Buckle and Kansas. Photos to come - don't you worry.
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