A Pope House Milestone

When you are renovating a large house with a very small team, it can seem like you’re just not making progress. That’s why there was a big smile on Chris’s face this morning when he declared that the first two offices are as done as they can be until the electrical stuff gets hooked up.

This lovely office now stores the wood for the rest of the trim and shims.

Both Kathleen’s office and Lee’s are all trimmed out and all painted. Wow. The hallway is done other than the ceiling, too.

On to the Next Phase

The guys have now moved on to the main office and my office. Everything that was in them has been cleared out and either taken to the ranch for storage or stored in Lee’s office on stacks of cardboard, to protect the flooring. A lot of trash went away yesterday, too.

The ceiling in my office, all primed.

Already today Chris and Easton got the primer painted on the ceilings in the two offices. When I first looked at them, I thought they’d already painted them the pale blue, but no, that’s gray primer.

Main office ceiling primed.

They are getting ready to apply some trim, once the ceilings are done, but I think the trim along the floor won’t happen until the floor refinishing project is done. That’s going to be exciting.

Alcove ceiling looking way better.

They also moved all the bathroom stuff into my little bathroom, other than the bathtub. It’s heavy. At least with the toilet and sink out of it, we could turn it over to get measurements for replacement feet.

Big Bertha has had a hard life, but she gets to stay!

We’re pretty sure that with just a couple simple tools and some paint,we will be able to get that old tub up and running, at least for the limited amount of use we plan to put it to!

Big Berta is beached on her side.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

2 thoughts on “A Pope House Milestone”

  1. Been keeping up with it all. I scored a free cast iron tub with feet and original plumbing. It is in my habitat for bathing under a full moon.
    Also, I collect cast iron sinks and have a half circle one with white enamel and black relief cast iron roses on the under and outside. A steal for 40$. At the Thrasher junk yard auction there were several
    Great cast iron tubs amongst the trash.
    Problem was how to get them out. A pickers dream. Like your colors especially the grey blue, red tile and always creamy white.

    Liked by 1 person

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