Dock Is In

We finally have the dock in the water, which is nice even though it took until mid August. In the chaos of getting the boat lift and boat moved over to the Bayview Boat Club, along with the persistent high waters on our part of Lake Wisconsin, I think that Deano Docks forgot about our … Continue reading Dock Is In

Staining Stairs

This weekend I finished the lake house stair project for the summer. I first stained the new concrete with a concrete stain, and after that I sprayed semi-transparent redwood stain on all of the new wood. The end result looks really good! As always, the view from the stairs is beautiful. Continue reading Staining Stairs

Pouring Concrete

This weekend, aside from spending time on the boat and watching my beloved Arsenal win their first match of the season at Newcastle, I poured new concrete footings for some of the lake house stair railing, along with pouring concrete to repair stairs that had eroded. To pour the footings, I had to build some … Continue reading Pouring Concrete

Quartz Countertops

Once the flooring is in, one of the next things that I plan on doing as part of the Verona house remodel is to replace the current kitchen counters with quartz. Here is the type of quartz that I am planning on buying: There will be some challenges to work around with the existing cabinetry, … Continue reading Quartz Countertops

Painting and Flooring

After months of planning, the remodeling of the main level of the Verona house is finally about to begin. First, all of the walls will be repainted during the first week of July. We’re going with a very light taupe color combined with accent walls in light brown and a light blue green, depending on … Continue reading Painting and Flooring