The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 17

Posted 3 September 2017 at 5:16 PM | Comments (0)

Gables are done! This part actually took all week, so technically it’s Day 17-21, but since I didn’t take photos any other day, we’ll just group it into Day 17. It looks good, doesn’t it? More painting days to come.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 17

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 17

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 17

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 17

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 16

Posted 2 July 2017 at 7:55 PM | Comments (0)

I went to the house by myself today and painted the car port. It was peaceful and meditative—and this is coming from a person who used to think I would never want to own anything but a condominium, because I didn’t want to have to take care of the exterior and grounds.

You could say I’m growing up.

In the right light, the color (Pewter Tankard from Sherwin-Williams) is perfect: silvery gray with a touch of warmth. In morning light and under cloudy skies, it looks like a cooler gray, which is a little less sexy against the brick house, but it’ll do.

I am having the best time working on this house. Next up is cleaning and painting inside the car port, which is a big mess… but I have big plans for it. Big mess, big plans—sounds about right.

Sherwin-Williams Pewter Tankard, Gray Exterior Paint Color, Looks Good with Brick

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 15

Posted 25 June 2017 at 7:00 PM | Comments (0)

It was a family priming affair today. All four of us (including our two boys, ages six and nine) spent close to five hours priming the car port. In the process, I learned that new parents should hold off all painting projects until children are old enough to help! It went faster, and they learned a new skill as well.

While we were priming, a neighborhood couple walked past us and yelled out that they were big fans of the gray paint sample. I am glad they agree. Goodbye, ugly terracotta!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 15

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 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

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