A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

They’re Baaaack!

2008011602.jpgAfter the nice job they did on our window restoration, we knew we would have the Stripp Joynt back sooner rather than later to finish the woodwork in our house. So they arrived Monday morning and got right to work on the living room and dining room baseboard and door frames.

I was filled with both excitement and dread. Dread because of the unavoidable mess it was going to make and all the furniture we would have to move around. The worst part was going to be finding a temporary spot for all our books —— we had to unload the bookcases in order to move them away from the wall. Luckily, the attic staircase accommodated most of them. But how exciting that we will have all the woodwork returned to its original glory in just a couple of weeks!2008011601.jpg

This means we’ll have no excuse NOT to work on the plaster cracks so we can finally start painting.

You can see the difference it already makes in our Hallway o’ Doors. Like many bungalow owners, we have 7 doors opening into one small hallway. Actually, we would have eight, but the PO removed the door to the kitchen. The kitchen door is still in the attic if we ever want to change it back.

If you compare the two doors here, the one on the right with the framing stripped has so much more presence, doesn’t it? Thankfully, the PO already had the doors refinished so the trim will be matched to the doors like the windows were.


  1. Aimee on January 16, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Wow! That is going to look really nice. Can’t wait to see the finished product, those doors are really pretty!

  2. Jennifer on January 17, 2008 at 11:23 am

    What a difference! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  3. denise on January 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Aimee and Jennifer—I will definitely post pictures as soon as they’re done!

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