Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Kitchen

Kitchen Cabinets completed. Leaving on vacation soon, so work will recommence when we return.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Nearing Completion

The boiler is fixed, electricity is back up, and the flooring is in.

The bedroom:

Living/Dining room

Kitchen - cabinets are getting installed tomorrow

The "big" room

Another view of the "big" room

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hanji Progess

The final hanji is on the walls. We will finish the ceiling this week with coffee stained hanji. After that the electrician will come, then the floor guy, and then the kitchen cabinet guy. Hopefully it will be more or less finished by the end of the year.

The bedroom

The dining/living room

Looking into the kitchen

Base hanji on the ceiling

Another ceiling with base hanji on it

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


After several weeks of peeling and scrubbing old wallpaper off of walls, patching holes, and other sundry tasks, we're finally starting to get things going again.

The bedroom with the walls painted. Hanji (traditional Korean paper) is going on top of the paint.

With the wood stained.

The kitchen stained and almost ready to paint.

The patched ceiling

Ceiling stained with hanji starting to go up.

The next step is to finish the hanji on the ceiling and walls. Then we'll get the electricity hooked back up, the flooring put in, and kitchen cabinets installed. Then it's just a matter of moving in.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week 4

Made some big changes over the week. We're getting close to the finishing stage. At least for the house.

First big job was to knock out the wall between the kitchen and the middle room. We want a combined kitchen-dining room with enough room for people to hang out in.

Knocking down more wall.

Unfortunately, there was a large crack in the old beam. Fortunately I noticed it before knocking the rest of the wall down.

So we had a guy come in and install a post to hold it up. Not the most scientific of operations, but it seems to be working. Here's the post and the rest of the wall knocked out.

The guy also finished off the trim between the wall and the ceiling.

Some more trim.

And he also turned one of our old outhouse toilets into a storage room.