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Marfa House: A Work in Progress

Once upon a time, there was this little house in Marfa. There wasn’t much to it, but it looked pretty cool in the daytime.

And even cooler at night.

But… to paint the plywood floor upstairs, first we had to prime.

And only then could the paint go on…

And to build a deck, first we had to sledgehammer a stretch of concrete slab into submission. This is all that was left after carting off the big, heavy pieces. Kids, don’t try this at home. Really.

After that you need to build a frame, one that’s hopefully both level and squared at the corners.

Then you simply cover that lovely frame with treated lumber and pose for your victory portrait.

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About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

3 responses »

  1. looks cool!

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  2. pamelaobrienroomredo

    Nice! Can’t wait to see the rugs down and a few glamour shots.

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  3. wow, that pile of rubble doesn’t do our hard work justice! need before pic of the slab! 😉

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