Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Behind the Walls

Really you just never know what you will find behind the walls when you renovate.  I once gave a client housewarming present of all the stuff we unearthed arranged in an apothecary case.  It included milk bottles and prohibition bottles, dog tags and a communist manifesto.

This portrait, hung next to all their family photos, was found in the bowels of a building we affectionately call Lady Liberty, pictured below.  They say since they hung the portrait there is no more creaking in the attic.

Job Site Graffiti

My kids came to a job site meeting.  The foreman was prepared with sharpies and crayons and set them to work on the shear wall and temporary protective wrap.  You just never know what you will find behind those walls when you renovate.