Showing posts from August, 2016

Most Exciting Update (Part 8)

So, here's our beloved home between May 1st and Memorial Weekend.

This first picture shows the giant hole in our siding that was covered up with sheet metal. We took out a wall a/c unit when we put in the mini-split system. Hence, the hole. Knowing we were going to patch and paint the house anyway, we left it. So ugly.
Here's the next phase in the process on this part of the house. Patching the hole! Our new handyman (not to be confused with The Handyman), Ricardo, and Jesus took siding from underneath the double window to match the second story siding.
And, here's the patched hole. Viola!
As you can see, the back of the house has also been primed, but the trim paint hasn't been put on. Not sure about that smiley face.

By mid-May, the back of the house started looking like this. Lots of patching and extra layers of primer.
May 16th, front of the house! Shut the front door! Literally, it's yellow and beautiful!

A close up of the front porch. The Pheasants getting a …

Most Exciting Update (Part 7)

Well, hello there, old friend! Yeah, it's me. Totally slacking on updating this blog. Particularly lame because we've had lots of progress with the Most Exciting Update. Yep, the house is finished! Shhh! Don't tell anyone that it's actually been 99% finished since June. There was so much progress in April and May that it doesn't feel right to skip to the end. Gotta prolong the suspense a little longer.

In April, we finally got body paint! Still looking like the Coat of Many Colors. At this stage, I am so giddy because the color is just perfect!
The house really started to transform on both sides.

Here's a close up of the windows.
 After scraping and after painting. Huge difference, don't ya think?

Here's the same window during different stages of the process.

The front of the house started to get some attention too. (Neighbors let out a huge sigh of relief)
It already looks so much better, but what about those shutters?  There was a big debate whether o…