Monday, August 22, 2011

still painting...

 We spent the weekend doing what we have been doing forever...well, not really, but it sure feels like it..

We finished up the house and garage and now we look so much better...  I will be so happy when I can take a photo of the house without a trash pile in front...

Trim on two windows done.  My sewing room is on the other side of the long window on the left.. The other window is in the long hall way that is waiting for flooring,.

The front of the house.  That horrible wooden walkway is on the list to be removed..but doesn't the new paint color look nice?
The front of the garage.  Yes, the garage sits in front of the house.  Hate the location, but there is no way to change it.  As it is, we are struggling to find the perfect place for the work shop.  And no, this will NOT become the workshop.


We still have a blue door, but that will change next weekend..It will be painted white to match the front door.  And Rich will paint over those three spots on the wall where he spilled the bucket of paint moving the ladder...with the paint hanging from a rung...he wiped the paint off but of course he couldn't get it all off...

Look who came out!!  This is our youngest, our only son, who came out and did a whole lot of work this weekend.  He mowed all the grass, moved firewood from the basement to the OUTSIDE firewood pile, moved two or three different wood piles to the trash pile...and then we let him go home...lol   "Somebody" might have told him he could leave as soon as all his work was done..  He sure sped up after that...BTW, "somebody" might have been his oldest sister.. getting your car insurance paid for is a great motivator...
This is the pile of wood he moved from various areas to this trash pile.. 


i put the doors back up on the cabinets in the laundry room.  So glad I took the time to paint them white..

OK...this is what the side of the house looks like.  The bad before...We can't paint this side, or the other side or the back.  It's two stories and we don't like heights...  That yellow/cream/beige color gives me the chills..along with the bad paint job of the dark country blue... There is paint all over the windows and the trim is all sloppy..it's quite obvious someone was a little drunk while painting...  And look at that planter!  That window is the master bedroom and inside that stupid bird feeder is a dead bird.  And the dang thing won't disintegrate..it's been there over a year and it just won't go away... The whole planter/feed thing is OUT!  As soon as I can get up there on the ladder with the drill..

And last week, I forgot to show you what Rich did....  These are all the railroad ties that he pulled from around the garage..the house...down the driveway..all by himself ...last weekend... in the heat...



This week we pick up the flooring for the back hallway and decide on a front porch.  I want concrete, Rich wants to use TREX...  Your thoughts?  Has anyone used this? 

Nancy

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A lady just told me how Trek or similar types will end up with that mossy mold that ends up growing on the north side of everything around here. Im wondering since its so shady in your front area, if that would be a problem?! Just a thought.
Bev

Sara Jeffrey said...

I am posting here just for Rich :)

You guys have done such an amazing job!

And I agree re:Trex

Julie in WA said...

We have a small Trex deck as the landing for our front door. It faces north and gets no sunshine. It looks beautiful; we've had no moss or other icky stuff growing, not even under the planters! Now, that is saying a lot, considering the rainy and damp conditions here in the Pacific NW! It is so easy to keep clean. And it is not slippery when wet. We love it!

We decided on Trex after our neighbors put in a large Trex deck on the south side of their house. It, too, is mostly in the shade of some giant evergreen trees. But it looks as good today as it did when they installed it four years ago.