Sunday, June 23, 2013

The East and South Side!

My blog is written around my Life and to me Life is art's more of my Life my Art...
Well I havent been doing anything exciting ..I did go to the Piggly Wiggly and bought a couple weeks worth of groceries! Since my vacation week Ive had my nose to the grind... literally.
AND I continue to REDO this old working on the East side ....this room that is off the screen porch was meant to be a sunny room for plants especially in the winter I LOVE lots of potted plants but they cant all stay outdoors.  It had windows all over the place all different sizes, types, and styles.

the light is good but each window was a spot for water damage to start and to get worse and worse...and now all are  in a bad state ---rotten and leaking! The wood sheathing under the vinyl siding had areas of water damage in that corner below that Roof Valley I spoke of in my last post...,so it had to come off...
I did it as I do everything ---one step at a time....

SO off it came..the 2 top windows with panes were wood and in very bad shape and water was getting in around those, the 2 plate glass in the center were framed with wood and it was also leaking around these...the botton left and right are metal and the windows are still okay and I decided to reuse these but do a better job of flashing them so no water can't get inside..NO MATTER how hard it blows or how hard it rains!!!

Im a big believer in reusing, and saving MONEY... I got this idea,,,,mmmm....I had attached a lean-to onto the tool shed many yrs back and called it the greenhouse, it was basically a potting shed and a place to store potting soil, pots gardening tools etc...with many years of neglect it also was ready to come down...some of the sheathing was in good enough shape to be reused so I decided to tear it down and salvage some sheathing and 2 x 4's to frame up the now empty window holes...NOW you see it...


I salvaged enough shealthing to fix up the spots where the windows were removed and moved..
This is the job my sis helped me with, we put the sheathing up and then some 30lb felt paper..which is what was originally used on this house under the a days they use house wrap, its nothing more than plastic...I think the felt paper is a better choice for keeps wind and rain out and it was pretty easy to put up! I used this new peel and stick membrane around the windows to keep water OUT!

I moved the right side window to the left, cause I need that wall space INSIDE the room to relocate the laundry area into this end of this space...the electric water heater is already there so the w/d should fit right beside...
Anyways that is the plan.  Unfortunately I think Im going to be 3 pcs short of enough of the siding to finish the wall,,,,,I have enough to ALMOST finish it...I will need to order as good a match as possible...trying to tie it together maybe a Bump in long as the color is a good match I think it will work...

then it started RAINING so I'll get back to it when I can...I have yet another wall of windows to remake...on the front side..the south side..these also leak, the double panes on the bottom have fogged over, its a mess...

That's all coming out....  2 were removed by my X a few yrs back he didnt match the color so you see how it stands out  so I hope I can get a better match ...Ive ordered a new large window to go in the center its 36 x 48 and 2 smaller ones will go above. The smaller ones 24 x 24 have arrived the center one wont arrive until July 1st....... I HOPE its gonna look uniform...wont know until its IN.  Im thinking these windows will  provide good light to overwinter plants...

These are the small ones...LOOKS easy to install...
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  1. Amazing.
    You are doing an incredible job Sondra. I really admire you.

  2. Love seeing so much great progress. Great work Sondra!:):) Heading out for some weeding action. Things are growing, the sun is shining - life is good!

  3. Seriously, you never cease to amaze! Where did you even learn some of this stuff? I wish I had paid more attention when my dad was fixing stuff up around the house...

    1. Hi Jen, one thing I do is if its a project I have no clue what do about I go to YOU TUBE and there is normally some guy who knows exactly how to do it with an instructional video so thats VERY HELPFUL!!! Im saving all the things I CANT do till last...hopiing Ill have the money to pay someone WHO can do by then.

  4. You sound like me, able to put your hand to almost anything, lol. I've also gone to you tube when I've been stuck. Very helpful. Looks like things are coming along fine with your house.

  5. You are just unbelievable! I am in awe.

  6. That you are able to do all this is amazing. I'd hardly know where to start.

    1. The hardest part is hammering nails! Unfortunately I hammer like a Girl...grrr
      MY wish list includes a BIG BOY Nail Gun...but I dont really see one in my future only in my dreams!


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