Captain Hardy Smith House

The Captain Hardy Smith House is located in Dublin, Georgia. It is the oldest home in Dublin on its original location. Built in 1873 it is located at 307 West Gaines Street in Downtown Dublin.

The restoration of the home included searching for mature pine suitable for cutting the large barge boards with no knots. The ones used came from the Altamaha Swamp around Hindsville, Georgia.

Monday, September 7, 2009

First Guest Bedroom

From the door way looking into the room before work began.

Inside the room showing the doorway and the beginning of scraping the walls.

After the walls have been scrapped and a coat of primer has been painted. cleaning the attic of bat droppings discovered a lot of the droppings fell down the slanted roof. Each board on the upper floor had to be removed to clean out these droppings. You can see how the droppings just fell out and poured onto the floor.

Had to repair the wood pulled from the bottom board and then go back over the walls and prep the room again as the first coat of primer did not cover the walls good enough.

After second prep Nantucket Blue was painted on the windows, doors and trim. Basic White was painted on the walls.

Next was the floor. First shot on the left shows before any work done. Middle shot shows floor after floor sander used. Note that not all of the floor was touched by the sander. On the right is the floor after the remainder was hand sanded and the cracks on the floor were puddied by hand.

After the floors are done the room is finished! We even have our electric done with a ceiling fan in the room.

And now with some furniture from Liz's mom up in Indiana......the guest bedroom is ready for some guest's!

1 comment:

  1. The floor just glistens. Beautiful. Now, furniture for the finishing touch :)