The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 14

Posted 23 June 2017 at 4:56 PM | Comments (0)

Man, that roof looks good. And we’ve run out of money.

Next step: paint the wood siding of the car port until we can afford to finish the gables.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 14

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 13

Posted 22 June 2017 at 5:46 PM | Comments (0)

We’re so close…

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 13

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 12

Posted 21 June 2017 at 8:36 PM | Comments (0)

The roof is halfway there.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 12

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 11

Posted 20 June 2017 at 6:55 PM | Comments (0)

Well, shoot, things are looking pretty monochromatic right now (see the roof panels leaning against the house?). I’m hoping that won’t be the case when the roof is on.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 11

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 10

Posted 19 June 2017 at 9:37 PM | Comments (0)

The asphalt roof is coming off. Black dust is everywhere.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 10

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 9

Posted 18 June 2017 at 9:12 PM | Comments (0)

Between near-constant rainfall all weekend, somehow we managed to finish painting the fascia boards. We’re ready for the roofers (only barely).

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 9

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 9

Also, I think we’re going to be happy with the siding color, Pewter Tankard from Sherwin-Williams. It really does feel like a warm pewter. I don’t know if it feels like a tankard, though, considering I have no idea what that is. I imagine an army tank in pewter. Hm.

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 8

Posted 17 June 2017 at 3:53 PM | Comments (0)

The roofers are coming this week, so we’re priming and painting the fascia boards today. We’ve picked Pewter Tankard from Sherwin-Williams. I hope it’s not too light—Elephant Ear was a close second.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 8

Riverside Penthouse Living Room with a Clever Color Palette

Posted 27 May 2017 at 8:21 PM | Comments (0)

I know that Tobi Fairley can be over-the-top, but her interiors always evoke something in me, and I imagine that’s why she’s so successful. You can’t tiptoe past one of her rooms; you stop dead in your tracks.

And because I am obsessed with the idea of a teal velvet sofa, I stared at this photo for a lot longer than is probably healthy. Just look at this room! How luxurious yet convivial! What a clever color palette!

Yes, that’s exactly how I speak when addressing her work.

Riverside Penthouse Living Room with a Clever Color Palette by Tobi Fairley

(Click to enlarge.)

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 7

Posted 25 May 2017 at 8:26 PM | Comments (0)

Steadily moving forward! The soffits under the roof eaves are done.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 7

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 7

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 7

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 7

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 6

Posted 24 May 2017 at 8:04 PM | Comments (0)

Today we’re closing up the eaves with soffits, as you can see. We’re also removing the chimney and patching the brickwork.

Closing up the soffits was one of the things I did not want to do, because I wanted the rafters exposed, but the only way around that was to spend more money that we don’t have. Oh well, it certainly doesn’t look bad. It looks quite clean.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 6