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Remember I was looking for the Austin Productions copy of this statue from the V&A? Google finally gave it up at a gallery in Seattle. I emailed today to find out how to purchase. I'm kind of excited as it was one of my favorite things at the museum. Brett's mildly worried because we have an aquaintance who has a copy of Michaelangelo's David in every room of his house, but I've assured him I'll never let that happen. (If we ever get together for drinks remind me to tell you the story of the aquaintance's new hot tub, the shorty robes we were given to change into, and my uncontrollable laughter.)

But that isn't the big news. The big news is that there might actually be a nice place to put it sometime soon. Super Carpenter Bill is back, and we've given him quite a list:
-open up wall between living and family rooms
-build media wall between living and family rooms
-new family room ceiling (bye bye asbestos tile!)
-new family room floor (goodbye sad old parquet, hello oak plank to match the living room!)
-demo old bar and frame for future built-ins
-replace family room paneling (ick!) with new drywall
-open up entry, removing a myriad of odd partial walls
-demo old television cabinetry and closet, adding 4 feet to the room
And with any luck, hello two new french doors and new windows looking out to the patio.

So in addition to continuing work in the bathroom, Presidents Day weekend will involve emptying out the living and family rooms as well as the entry and hall closets, and making ourselves a temporary living room in...the master bedroom.

I'll post some refresher before shots when we get everything emptied out, and then I should have some fun "during" shots when he really gets going in a couple weeks.

Wish us luck!


ChrisToronto said...

David, the statue is fantabulous! I hope you get it. Also can't wait to see the latest reno update, good luck!

Decorina said...

Hi David - long time.

Good luck guys. Yes, creeping statue disorder is something to guard against. But that one is gorgeous.

Raina Cox said...

May the Force be with you.

David said...

Ok, statue approval from you guys makes me feel really good about it. Yay!

Martha said...

What a great piece! It is wonderful!

And I can't wait to see your house when it is finished -- it will be a mess for a while but in the end will be worth it!

shannon said...

can't wait to see the progress you'll have made by this summer! :)

David said...

Shanny, I would love nothing more than to have a completed room (any room!) to show you.