WNY wrote:A few more details I have been working on for the dining room bay window to match the other window details. It only had clapboard and metal corners.
Nice work Dave. I'm just in the "survey" process as far as deciding what needs doing first on my old place. I did find a few rotted clapboards on one side of a gable that a squirrel or raccoon had yanked on to get access. It was behind an ancient lylac bush that is too close to the house and too big. I fired up the Husqy and took care of that since they are unkillable anyways and always sprout shoots (The wife likes em). You always need good air flow and these were causing some mold on those clapboards. Patched that ready for undercoat but now its cold again. My front porch is the main charicter this spring and summer for maint. There is a deck accessable from a second floor bedroom that was built on the porch roof. That needs to be torn off and the porch re-roofed. Then the windows all re-glazed and new (one piece!) gutters installed across. Then empty it out and scrape and repaint the inside ceiling to floor. Possibly a new door also. The wife wants a deck back on but might have to push that a year. Then my usual annual scrape and paint of one side of the house (so I never have to do the whole thing again).
Before and after living room: Horrible before pic but all we had. About 45 sheets of drywall lots of putty and paint. All I need now is a new ceiling fan. Pretty soon a nice deck on the outside of the big window, might take window out and put in some exterior french style doors
PLus some hallways and tore out a petition in the basement and installed A COAL STOVE all withen a year. Been busy. deck and a nice bathroom is next to tackle. I know its not an "old" house but hey i wasnt alive in the 60's.
I bin mooned . I have been remodeling my house so that it will look more like Anthony's BEFORE picture. The couple that bought my old house painted over all of my muted earth tones with a combination of very bold and very dark colors. Any two people could trade housed and they would both think the other person's house needed a major redo. We hall have our own tasts and that is why Sherwin Williams sells more that just white paint.