Sunday, January 18, 2009


I awoke this morning to find that I had been tagged by Larkspur at Garden Mother. The instructions were to open my photos and go to the fifth folder and select the fifth photo.

here it is - maybe I'll get an architectural award.

This blog is all about the renovation so these photos are not pretty by any stretch........but this has been a good exercise for me. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the scope of the project - or upset at the lack of progress - or lack of $$ which would allow me the means to make it FABULOUS. Some times it's a creative drought.

But this photo review has reminded me that despite all set-backs - there is progress !!

This was two offices in the back of the church - added on in the sixties. I tore down the wall between the two and added a full bath and closet. It is the California Suite - initially had guests only from California. I know that will change - but I think the name will remain.

Work in progress - but comfortable.


  1. Very nice. Thanks for playing along. I see spirit in those fotos! ;0
    PS Are you doing the work yourself???

  2. looky there. See how far you have come!!

  3. You're making great progress, Mary, and it's amazing what we can do on a small budget, isn't it? I love that bath. Great job!

  4. Mary I love seeing how far your projects are coming along! Stay warm!!

  5. BOnjour!
    Just discovered your blog. What a very cool concept. We are renovating a farm house in the French countryside too. I'll be checking you out for some tips!
    Bisous, La MOm in Paris

  6. Hi Mary,
    What a work you have done! I have always wanted to find an old church to remodel. I am glad to know that someone sweet is living my dream :) You have made me want to move again - oh no!


This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you