We now live on-site after deciding to rent out our other home to a couple that lost their home in the Sonoma Country fires. The guesthouse is very cozy for the 2 of us…. and 4 cats. We are able to greet all the workers. Most of December was all about sheet rock and paint priming.
Doors/windows are in and the ceiling is painted. Exterior is painted and I’ve chosen a 2-tone scheme. Board & Batten is Benjamin Moore White Dove, (OC 17). Horizontal sections (by both main doors and garage as shown here) are Benjamin Moore Nightfall (1596).
New doors replace the original doors and are cleaner and more modern, though I will miss the cottage doors but I am assured they are going to a good place.
What’s up next? Tile work begins. Final paint colors. Next blog is a commentary on finding the perfect white. Cabinets coming in and I’ve used 3 different vendors because of pricing and finishes needed: Omega, Crystal and Bellmont. I’ll comment on them when they are in and I have a chance to experience them.
Wood flooring. I’ll share the final choice and pictures of the finalist. But here’s where I started with the choices (see picture).
Updating a 1958 cottage. We found a message on one of the walls that we opened up that dated the original construction to 1958. The message read, “This house built by Gypsy Construction Co, SF, CA, 6-7-58. $ $ $ $. Have hammer, will travel.”
Also removed the knob and tube wiring that was throughout. I was sorry to see the all wool insulation go as it reminded me of the blue jean insulation I used in my last renovation.
In 1958, this house was built and I'm delighted we unearthed this note. We did leave our own memory box under the stairs for someone to find at some point in the future.
Good bye cottage doors
The 2-tone theme.