Day Three: Not John Denver's Cousteau

Back at it again this morning.  Living Camp Pendleton style here with the crew on-site.  I always wake up freakishly early when I'm not at home so about 4:45 I wander the halls like something from the Overlook Hotel until 7:00 when the gang decides to get after it.  Another productive day.

After removing the rest of the old built in cabinet in the Dining Room, we found that there had once been a sculptured loop carpet in a very hip Mauve to match the crackle faux finish that was on the underside of the cabinetry.  But wait...there's more.  Once we pulled up the carpet, THEN we find ceramic tile.  This house isn't all THAT old and it has seen some serious fads come and go.  Can't wait to see what we find behind the wall to wall mirrors in the Dining Room and Entry Hall.  I remember a project in Preston Hollow were we found the most amazing wall paper mural of poodles at a bar that had been installed in the late 50's.  It was very cool.  Really.

The Entertainment Center is now complete.  The crown and applied base are installed.  Above the cabinet, at center, is the pull string installed to carry the coax from the base into the attic space above.  It isn't actually as high as it  seems but rather is tied to a nail so that there is no chance that it might be lost within the wall.  A maze of blocking, top plates and fire blocks make it hard to maneuver.  This was once an exterior wall so it is insulated as well.

 All of the cabinetry has been removed in the Dining Room.  We found unexpected plumbing in the wall (there must have once been a sink here) that will be capped.  You can also just see a bit of the tile that was found under the old carpet.

All of the cabinetry has been removed in the Dining Room.  We found unexpected plumbing in the wall (there must have once been a sink here) that will be capped.  You can also just see a bit of the tile that was found under the old carpet.

 The bookcase for the Client's collection of cookbooks has been installed.

The bookcase for the Client's collection of cookbooks has been installed.

 In the East Guest Room, I have now completed the layout for the sconces and Venetian Mirror.  I like to test these in situation rather than rely upon the original drawings.  Now we can plot the exact dimensions prior to the removal of the wallpaper and the installation of the panel moulding in what will become a lovely French Guest Bedroom.

In the East Guest Room, I have now completed the layout for the sconces and Venetian Mirror.  I like to test these in situation rather than rely upon the original drawings.  Now we can plot the exact dimensions prior to the removal of the wallpaper and the installation of the panel moulding in what will become a lovely French Guest Bedroom.

 The old built-in located in the Master Bedroom is gone and along with it two of the most insane laundry hampers I have ever seen.  They were completely inaccessible by anyone other than a giant squid.  It will be replaced by a chest containing workout clothes and a great flat screen TV.

The old built-in located in the Master Bedroom is gone and along with it two of the most insane laundry hampers I have ever seen.  They were completely inaccessible by anyone other than a giant squid.  It will be replaced by a chest containing workout clothes and a great flat screen TV.

The cabinetry in the Library is underway and with the exception of the desktop should be completed Sunday.  There is a panel beneath the top to hide the multitude of wires that a desk like this will contain.

Thanks to our new friends the Haul Guys.  They made short work of the debris pile in the Garage and we are now working on the next one.

 Someday, when I'm King, I'm gonna pass a law forbidding people from building furr downs to hide equipment that they are too lazy to properly install in the walls.  Now we have refrigerant lines to  relocate.  The beautiful new bed is 92" tall so this is a must.

Someday, when I'm King, I'm gonna pass a law forbidding people from building furr downs to hide equipment that they are too lazy to properly install in the walls.  Now we have refrigerant lines to  relocate.  The beautiful new bed is 92" tall so this is a must.

 The funereal draperies are now history so the view of the back yard and the valley beyond can be really enjoyed.

The funereal draperies are now history so the view of the back yard and the valley beyond can be really enjoyed.

 The niche for the 4' x 6' custom snakewood sculpture is now in the works.

The niche for the 4' x 6' custom snakewood sculpture is now in the works.

9:00pm and time for me to call it a day!  More Sunday.  Have a great evening!