Diligence rediscovered through renovation resurgence.
You may remember that we're renovating our Mid Century Modern home in Indianapolis. Or more likely you've forgotten. Understood. Lulled into complacent leisure, masked in the dubious form of day jobs, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries, Atomic Crash Parties, and blog posts. Life. Nonsense.
Carry us forward to October. Some serious stuff got done.
Think back to epic San Francisco Mid Century Modern Furniture Shop Guide. Recall a certain Louis Poulsen PH 3/4 hanging in a Bay Area shop. Light now floats delicately above our make-shift dining table.
Project 1 complete. Booya.
Testing a theory on a yet-to-be-painted wall. Sketched some shapes. Painted shapes. Contemplating a permanent use for this concept. Digging the notion.
Project 2 down. Check.
Within days of becoming home owners we proceeded to remove walls with tenacious vigor and eager optimism. A year later, remnants of removed walls remained. Exposed studs and precarious wires abounded. Mocking monuments to our early energy.
We will not be mocked. Drywall hanging finally ensued.
Project 3 under wraps. Just the way we like it.
Summer originally held intentions of vinyl siding removal. Didn't happen. Desire to see original vertical wood siding re-adorning our Mid Century Modern crib remains. Until spring.
However, long-awaited gutters were hung on north side of our abode. Months of impromptu blue tarp run-off device have come to an end. Certain our neighbors will miss said tarp.
Really can't wait to get this vinyl off. Showing restraint in expressing true sentiment to this plastic-like material. And the color is a vague shade of suck.
Project 4 ready for winter's worst rain. Bring it.
Break was taken from Atomic Indy abode to help our new hipster Mid Century Modern renovation neighbors with a little Sputnik pendant install. What's not to love about this star burst?
(not our house)
Project 5 lit-up like a sky on 4th of July. Boomtastic.
Finally rounding out our pocket door/coat closet install. Went a little something like this:
Blasted a hole in a wall (as I tend to do).
Hung a pocket door in a frame.
Framed new closet floor. Ran electrical for vintage double cone sconce.
Craftily angled cut to allow for wire feed. Self-patting back for self-proclaimed ingenuity. Thank you.
Stealthily covered over electrical with a new closet floor.
Project 6 near completion. Requires door frame finishing, sanding and painting.
Getting. Closer. Indeed.