Okay, I did haul out a slightly used frock for my blog’s transitional look before I get all gussied up with bobbles for the upcoming holidays.
I have featured other previously worn blog rags HERE.
BUT - ah, the BIG BUT - how I do love it!
This post is about my FACELIFT…
the one I’m giving my house
more to the point
the one I’m still giving my house…
Here are a few teasers:
So, this is the front - as it is right now. I'm waiting for railings, and for that front downspout to be changed. All of the wood used on this house, except for the Hardie Plank siding is Western Red Cedar - the gable, stairs and deck facia are painted with a Natural Cedar stain.
The railings, which were measured on Saturday and being made now, are aluminum, but will look like wooden railings from the 30's. I'm pretty stoked about them - I'll post them when they are finished. (little happy dance going on over here)
I am working within certain Heritage guidelines to meet City requirements. So far, so good!
This is how the house looked before painting. The Hardie Plank was primed a neutral colour and I really wanted a gray house even though my neighbours liked the look of this colour (yuck). I had to live without stairs for about a week while the front deck was being rebuilt and the stairs custom made. Each step is 3" high, 45" wide and 12" deep - they are EPIC stairs!
This is the house way back in early 2002, when I bought it… yup, seriously in need of a facelift. It was build in 1910 - the front seven feet and back eight feet were added in 1930. Those later additions required major work. Suffice it to say, that really delayed this project big time.
Here is the back of the house as of a couple of days ago. Railings and back deck cover are coming shortly. I had a concrete pad added under the stairs, both in the back and front.
Here is the back of the house before starting the renovations - WOW - it's been a long haul, but as it finally comes to an end (well, at least the outside bit) I am really starting to get excited.
Thanks for taking a look at my FACELIFT - see, it's a good one! I'm just thankful my face, the one attached to the front of my head, doesn't need this much work - YET!
Have you been busy tighten and adjusting something in your life - maybe you've been going through a LIFT and a TUCK too!!
Well… have you?