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Archive for June 19th, 2009

Painted House

Since I finally settled my contract at work and got my retroactive raise I thought I would put it to good use.  When I bought the house I am in after the divorce I knew that it needed some TLC, but did not realize how much. My first project was a new roof, I did that the first year I moved in.  Now I am having the doors that were basically rotted out in the back replaced and the house painted on the outside.  Her are a few pictures.
New door in. See all the wood rot above it.

New door in. See all the wood rot above it.

 

Before repairs but doors are in.

Before repairs but doors are in.

This is a picture of the back of the house, Sprocket is peeing on the patio!  Anyhow the wood and siding all around the doors had to be replaced, it became quite a big project.
All done!
Repairs completed, new siding installed and you can see above the doors is all repaired too.  Once the house is painted it will look nice.  Here are a few of my first color selections.  I didn’t chose any of these but went with a darker green called Ivy Garden.  The paint should be finished by Monday and I will post some pictures then with an update.
They all turned out to light and too blue for me.

They all turned out to light and too blue for me.

It feels so nice to finally have this all done.  I actually could not use one set of the french doors because they were in such bad shape.  I am alsoslowly working on the backyard.  Its my home now. In a way it is probably good I didn’t or couldn’t stay in the house that my ex and I bought together.  It was beautiful, but initially I didn’t like it but grew to love it. There would have been to many memories and now I have created my own space with my own touches.

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