Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Garden Room Renovations 2.....

We took a quick break to have a Monday night dinner party.  We had a small group of neighborhood artist over for Amanda's mexican specialties.  Every night of the week we are invited to things or we are going for a quick drink at one of the new places opening.  It can be exhausting but it is so exciting to be a part of all the different things happening in the neighborhood.  It's funny, at least 4 people at dinner had lived in Brooklyn and now are building their lives here.  Brooklyn South!

I did a lot of scraping on the walls and broke any loose plaster away and found a beautiful patina underneath.  We're not going to leave it like this but it is really nice.  It looks like a mixture of paint and plaster of paris.  This is going to be a very nice guest room with a garden view.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Restoring the Garden Room...

Jay and I are at it again after some time off.  I spent the last two months rehearsing music and finishing up the record.  I still have two songs to go, but am meeting people in New Orleans that I want to record with.

We spent the day yesterday chipping away at the old plaster that was covering the brick underneath.  We weren't into the faux look that someone had left behind.  It didn't seem natural in this house and we're not "Faux" kind of people.  We're more "what you see is what you get".  

Though I get annoyed to have to get back into working on the house after gaining momentum musically, I do love the restoration process.  I'm starting to appreciate having to work for things.  No matter if it's trying to find musicians, plastering or chasing dollar bills.  Everything is Everything!  The Lottery is up to like 300 million and we considered buying a ticket, but then I thought, "I like living here, I like my circumstances".  I think it will be a nice road to sharpen ourselves on.  This road in the Nouvelle Marigny along with all the talent and experiences of New York, will lead us onto the path of contentment.

The ceiling didn't turn out to be so bad.  We have some plastering to do but doesn't look as bad as down stairs.  Well, it's a beautiful rainy day in the city and a good day to get dirty.  I'm loving this morning coffee with some Debussy on vinyl in the background.  Simplicity is king!

Friday, August 10, 2012