What will be the new office. The brain trust. Ya, okay thats a stretch. my head hurts already. Today we will focus on this one building.
You want more Bruiser photos?
He is growing like a tall weed. 11 lbs. And LOVES the snow.
Didn’t think so. Sausage? Some. Railway before and afters is what we got in the kitchen, so that’s what we got! Mountains of it. I have a back log of fun Railway stuff to use until it gets warm enough to actually go out on a boat. So if you need to go look at Bring A Trailer, or look for more boat photos from years ago sitting at Boat Show docks. This would be a good time to go.
A dock, boat, and well. thats it.
Cause all your gonna see here is. Amazing time capsule images of a 1800’s Boat Yard being exposed for the first time in over 100 years! Not that looking at any 100 year old exposed could possibly be sexy. But it is. Oh it is…
Today we are at the old Blacksmith shop, this is the original building to the Railway, 1880 ish. Its been lifted, door changed. But the roof is still doing what it was intened to do.
This was several years ago, with the Riviera upside down. Old drywall on the ceiling and the home of the one toilet on the property.
The same space about 3 weeks ago.
Peeling the onion. Exposing history in the ceiling, and a floor!
Wood, wood and more wood
Finding history. Century Dash. with some very cool gauges. Future wall art
Cleaned up floor and removal of about 1000lbs of old electric motors, transmissions and gas tanks etc.
Jimmy and Wayne starting to get the Riviera ready to be removed
Now yard art.
Open space with a open view to main St
In the ceiling, belt drives! Old wood. History , and a bunch of mud dauber bee hives.
That cleaned up ceiling is amazing – note the shaft that ran belts. AHHHHHHHHHHH! And at the end of it all, burried in the stuff. A DRILL PRESS!
Oh hell too the YA! Early 1900’s belt driven Camel back drill press. This scares the living bejesus out of me. But looks cool. Like that red head girlfriend in high school.
Gotta love google.
And that is about where we have wound up. The plan is simple. We are going to rewire the space, insulate it. And cover the ceiling and walls with Cedar/Juniper out in the yard. We have tons of that. And wide Oak flooring also out in the yard. No paint. Just wood. Drop lights and rugs. Here is a rough comp of the look.
It will have small pin lights to show off the ceiling, vintage gas station lights dropping down. All real, rebuilt no new home depot look alike crap. The concept is the space is 100% authentic, preserved with repurposed materials, and love! We are going through old photos and stories over the decades for wall art. The rug is an original rug btw from the 1920’s and the Boatress hates it, so its waiting for this home.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE AS IT HAPPENS, and its happening.