25.10.10

Major House Project

This post will explain what I've been so busy with last week. Non-stop work from Tuesday through Friday... scraping, taping, priming, and painting. It was a job! Since the inside of our house has done a complete 180 it was time the outside felt some love.

Here are a few before and afters. Note that this house was moved to town in the early 1950's, not sure when it was actually built. I like the charm of an old home!
{before}
{starting to scrape; new door has been installed}
{after: color adds character and makes the trim work pop!}
(another angle: scraping}
{after}

A little difference don't you think? In the spring we will be working on a deck and a little landscaping. So happy to have this big job done. I'll tell you it was pretty scary! A friend lent us scaffolding, but boy it pretty much terrified me climbing up on that thing. It felt like I was 3x higher than I really was and when it wiggled I seriously thought I was going to puke! Thankfully my dad brought in his loader and lifted me up in that. It felt like I was at an amusement park. There was a section that my dad had to put David up high in the loader with a ladder on top of that to reach a part the scaffolding couldn't get to. That was extremely scary... yes, I was praying that everything would turn out smoothly and thankfully it did! And a huge thanks to my mom for watching K while I was working on the house! Hubby and I couldn't have done this job so quickly without the help of my parents!

8 comments:

AMKreations said...

It looks amazing! I love the color!

BTW...is someone there a HAM? I see a familiar tower...so I had to ask. =) If so, my Dad has been one since before I was born... =)

Christie Cottage said...

It looks great and I love the color!


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Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love it! The color you picked is gorgeous! It really does make the trim pop. I would much rather be up in a loader than up on scaffolding. :) YIKES! You all did a great job!

Kelly Berkey said...

i love the color! i think it is close to what we will be painting our little cottage! lots of work i'm not looking forward to!
now is it time for a little rest?
xoxo

Jill said...

wow!! you are brave. looks awesome and i agree that the hard part is done. I hate heights!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thank you! I was a little unsure about the color at first. I thought it was supposed to be more of a brown/gray, but I now like how it ended up! :)

Diana said...

Wow! I felt like I was watching a before and after design show! Excellent work. My knees shake when I get up on a high ladder. You did a job to be proud of.

Helen said...

It looks lovely and such a wonderful colour. All that hard work really does pay off :o)