Thursday, June 13, 2013

That Old House Update!







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I took down the old 1950's awnings and created some of my own design! I had some redwood Ive been hanging onto for years, SO Now I finally used it... to frame up the new awning. The new ones let in more light and do the job of keeping the rain out.  I still have to add the last 2 ft over the door, but cant put that up just yet.  I plan to remove those windows on that wall (to the right), they are leaking and when i do I wont be putting it back in the same configuration and so that piece of Vinyl siding the awning will attach over will be removed so...anyways its one of those chicken or egg things..The porch has been repainted, and rescreened and a new door is up I used a storm door it wont rot, and I already had it so FREE is good.

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It took me forever and the last thing to do is paint the floor but that will come later too...The room (with windows) will need a floor paint too so at the same time Ill do that.  RIGHT now Im removing the siding that is INSIDE that room, Im hoping to create a utility closet on one wall in that room...and then I can move the laundry out there...This room used to be a sunroom, but I find it was never used as one..it was used more for storage SO why fight it create a storage/utility, sort of room. there is more water damage to repair in this room...it will be interesting to see what I can about it!



More fix ups....water damage..
 


         

Also doing more painting...and UP on the roof again fixing yet another leak that showed up in the valley of this addition, during the 2 days of HEAVY rain we had...NO photos of that..omg it was horrible, I had tar all over me..
...and I had to spend 2 days in the dentist office! One of my molars broke in half....so a crown, -----$975.00!!*&^%/!! Holy Broken Bank Acct---!

SO now you understand why Im painting the old door hardware instead of replacing it...New Door hardware $20 can of spray paint $4.00
A simple fix 
                                  



I HOPE I will soon be working INSIDE the house I wanted to get all the outside stuff done before the tempts go up into the high 90's and beyond...and SO much rain, delayed things a bit but I have kept very busy cleaning out the old shed, now I can get my tools in there and going thru the Ebay stuff yet again, I tossed  some out, it was not selling...and now im gonna be listing all my son's old toys from the 1980's!
I need every penny I can get to buy building supplies!
so the rest of my vacation was spent working on projects...I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation...I guess Ill get a day off on July 4th!

I dug one wicker chair out...wonder if I'll ever get to sit in it?


Maybe I'll sit down and have lunch in this chair, can you tell my food faces are impromptu?
(electric cord upper left..haha)
I call this Tea Time!



PEACE




13 comments:

  1. Hi Sondra...OMG. we are sounding more and more alike all the time except you still are working out of the home!! We seem to be pretty handy with the tools, and making do with what we have to work with!!

    My garage bench is going to need a clean up day soon!!

    An the chair ..I have no idea why I have then on my deck, I don't get a chance to sit in them either, and not to many people stop by to sit in them (well that's kinda ok with me I tend to be a loner)!!

    Your doing one heck of a great job, and it's looks good!!

    It never seems to end though when you own a home!!

    Enjoy your tea time sandwich, your to funny!!
    Grace
    Have a good weekend...with no extra house fixing!!

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  2. Hey girl -- it looks like it's going pretty well actually; I am worried for you about the heat though. The utility/storage area sounds like a great bet. I know from our house remodel (not the little current one, the house we used to own in Oregon) that one thing just leads to another.

    We had probably those same horrible rains before we left Florida. Hope our house is still standing when we get back. I had a tooth break like that early this season...had to find a new dentist etc...what a scary mess.

    Take care; try to get some time to sit on that pretty chair.

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    1. HOW true you open up a can of worms at every turn. I found all sorts of water damage and now it has to be FIXED or else it will only get worse!

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  3. Wow Sondra, you've been so busy. It puts my DIY skills to shame.

    I've a question. When it's all finished, will you move into it? And your house now, what happens to that? Sorry for being nosey; just curious. lol

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    1. Thats a good question Keith, and the answer is I dont know..lol I do plan to retire in a little over a yr, and I may go part time before that...IF I am able to do that I will rent the house out...and that is my plan to rent it out or CONVINCE my sister to move here so we can all be living side by side! IF I move into that house she will move into this one with my mom, but I cant convince her to move out of Colorado yet..but I have been able to get her agree to coming in winter to get out of the snow..SO Its a toss up as to what is going to happen...

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  4. You are so dang handy it's amazing! I am with you on the painting of the door hardware... I painted all my light switch covers when I moved in so they would match, and I was too cheap to just buy 99 cent new ones. The house is really coming along nicely, don't let it make you too crazy!

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    1. I found some cool switch plate covers in habitat store, I bought a bag of door knobs for $3.

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  5. And I say again - You are AMAZING! Not only can you bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, but you can build an awning!

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    1. I Am woman HEAR ME ROAR..haha...no Im just a very crafty person who is not afraid to try...heck whats the worst thing that can happen? Besides the crow bar falling off the ladder and hitting my toe?

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  6. Wow! The transformation is superb. And i go for fixing instead of buying new things. Go for a vacay on ur vacay

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    1. HI thank you visiting, I enjoy the challenge of making things over...its kind of a lifestyle.

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  7. It's looking so good around there! Your lunch looks fantastic and very happy. :):) Happy summer!

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    1. I hope one day I will be able to put my hammer away and just enjoy my lunch!!

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