12 posts categorized "Kate's Stone House"

sick, house updates, etc

I haven't accomplished much on the mini-house so far this week; I'm sick.  I'm not horribly sick,  I'm just fighting a bit of the cold that's been going around up here, but it's fatiguing.  I may stay home today instead of going to my sister-in-law's house for Thanksgiving dinner and birthday cake, I haven't decided yet.

I have two house updates. First the miniature....

Because the headboard is attached to the back wall, which swings open, I can't prop pillows against it.  To remedy this, I cut a piece of plastic packaging, slipped it between the sheets, then pinned it in place.

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I made a couple of flat no-sew pillows to prop against it, I'm going to sew and stuff two fuller ones to set in front of those.  (The cat pillow is from Brae.)

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I also stained the planter box and planted the palm.

The little stone cottage update....

The house was inspected this week.  It was built in 1940ish so has some issues, but structurally it's solid as a rock (ha!).  There are three issues considerable enough that Kate needs to get repair quotes for, then her realtor will renegotiate her offer.  The house needs all the windows replaced, the electric rewired (possibly), and the bathroom remodeled, as the subfloor in the bathroom is bad and the tiling was done poorly.  There are other, lesser, issues as well, but those can be handled later.