The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 31

Posted 2 August 2018 at 8:09 PM | Comments (0)

We bought an exterior door from Home Depot, and honestly, the whole customer-service experience was terrible from start to finish. Both my husband and I were sure that we would end up with the wrong size or wrong door altogether. You can imagine our relief when things worked out during installation today.

And hey, it’s a great door! The price was good, too.

At some point I will paint it blue. Or brown?

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 31

Our outdoor sconce was also installed. It’s darker than anticipated. I now wish I had gone with something white and oval-ish, but this will do.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 31

Here’s the front of our house, currently.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 31

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 30

Posted 24 June 2018 at 11:30 PM | Comments (0)

Oops. I think our contractor set our carport lights way too far apart. I may have to add a center light.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 30

At least this thingamajigger was aligned today:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 30

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 30

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 29

Posted 15 June 2018 at 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

Matt the mason worked his magic today. The brick is patched up, and I’m hoping that means we won’t need to call him back for a while.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 29

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 29

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 29

The house is looking quite cute recently.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 29

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 28

Posted 5 June 2018 at 9:56 PM | Comments (0)

Our contractor initially thought not to remove the extraneous electrical box and the random plywood behind our meter, but now that everything else is getting replaced, he changed his mind. Extra bucks, brace yourselves.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 28

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 28

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 27

Posted 29 May 2018 at 9:43 PM | Comments (0)

Bigger and better kitchen window: CHECK.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 27

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 26

Posted 25 May 2018 at 9:30 PM | Comments (0)

There was so much activity at our house today. We finished painting the carport, while Matt the mason cut the brick for our larger kitchen window. Progress, it feels good.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 26

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 26

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 26

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 25

Posted 19 May 2018 at 11:42 PM | Comments (0)

Even when time is extremely limited, we try to make it out to the house to paint. Carport wall almost done.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 25

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 24

Posted 11 May 2018 at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

Priming done. Hmm, is Pewter Tankard too dark for inside the carport? It’s perfectly mid-toned for the exterior. Feeling concerned.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 24

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 23

Posted 5 May 2018 at 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

This must be exactly what it felt like to paint the Sistine Chapel.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 23

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 22

Posted 4 May 2018 at 10:16 PM | Comments (0)

Here’s what the front of the house looks like at the moment. The carport exterior looks massive and uninteresting, so we’re looking forward to supercharging it with foliage and a wall sconce.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 22

We didn’t have much time to spend on the house today, but we did continue priming the carport interior.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 22