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

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 21

Posted 27 April 2018 at 11:34 PM | Comments (0)

I have been waiting about six months to do this. This wet, dreary, Pacific Northwest winter has kept me from my baby (my 1959 brick ranch, if this is your first time tuning in to my blog)!

Our new window and sliding glass door, which are from the Anderson 100 series in Terratone, both had unfinished wood framing that I finally got to paint today. I used Griffin from Sherwin-Williams, which turned out to be a pretty good match to the Terratone.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

I pushed through the wind as long as I could, and then the rain began to fall. We did get a little priming done in the carport, though.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 20

Posted 20 April 2018 at 11:25 PM | Comments (0)

Finally, a day dry enough to get some work done! Today we installed these beauties from Modern House Numbers. We ordered the Palm Springs numbers in brushed aluminum. They look fantastic.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 20