Kitchen Cabinets completed. Leaving on vacation soon, so work will recommence when we return.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
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 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
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.