Friday, August 31, 2012

Front porch coziness

The best time to be on the front porch is late summer/early fall. I decided to repaint the floor, which was not in bad shape, but the new paint sure brightened things up. Then we added some inexpensive area carpets to make it a little more cozy. Finally, we had a receptacle installed. It's nice having power on the porch. We bought a small art glass lamp for the table. Looking forward to hanging some Halloween lights in the windows, and then having a second Christmas tree out here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Porch Overhang

I've been looking forward to finally getting this section of the house done. It's a lot of work, but it's coming together nicely. The rafter tails and header board clean up very well with my infrared paint stripper, the wainscoting attaches easily, and the paint job looks excellent. I decided to "box in" the wainscoting with moldings up against the header board and on each side of the rafter tails. This gives it a very clean look. Since this is the main entrance to the house, and you can see this area up close, I'm taking my time and really doing everything as neatly as possible.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pantry window, corner board & roof bracket

I finally stripped and painted the window, corner board, and roof bracket next to the deck. Things are really coming together on the south side of the house. The last and biggest project on this side will be removing the aluminum soffit, stripping and painting the rafter tails…and then attaching the wainscoting.

That will wait until next spring, and we'll get a new gutter at the same time.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back at it August 2012

So great to be back working on the house. We've been busy with landscaping, assembling swing sets, pools, etc. I've looked forward to finally siding the south side of the house that connects to the deck. I'm able to side right over the existing Hardie Board. I back primed the first 3 courses since there can be occasional splashing on the deck during heavy rain storms. This really brings everything together. Now, the entire house has cedar siding.