Sunday, October 1, 2017

October arrives at the house . . . . . . . . .


The exterior of our cottage was 'disrobed' - a huge job removing old siding - and has
 now been clad in a cloak of new siding.  Wood trim repair took place where
 required, some small roof issues were also fixed. All has been gently renovated.
 Yesterday the cottage was cleansed and showered. which has already made
 a big difference. Tomorrow the painters will arrive and hopefully by Thursday, at the
 latest, the entire project will be completed. . . . . . . and we can breathe again!

At this point we are happy we have a small house and it is just 1-1/2 stories - the
 cost for this work on a much larger property with several floors, a huge complicated
 roof line etc. would be so much more expensive when TLC is required.
We have always repaired and repainted every seven years but with new
 HardiPlank lap siding and top of the line Sherwin-Williams Duration paint, we 
should be good for 15 years!


14 comments:

  1. It's always nice to give the home a face-lift. New paint can bring everything to life again. Your home is always so beautiful and that cushion...oh my!

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    1. Thanks Deb - more on that pillow and such when I post on the living room makeover - it's taken all summer as re-upholstery was involved! Just about done now so ready for the winter evenings to come, lovely!!!
      Happy Sunday - Mary

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  2. Hello Mary ....fellow fresh air breather :-)
    Love the photo's
    Annie

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    1. Annie, such a happy moment to see you pop up here - and I'm going to check our blog in hopes you've done an update on all your restoration work on the beautiful B&B!
      Have missed you - Mary

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    2. Thanks Mary just caught up with this, have missed you too :-)
      Will try post more often
      Annie

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  3. What wonderful scenes from your home. How happy you will be to have your home freshened up and now for 15 years, just wonderful! Can't wait to see.

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    1. Marilyn dear, it's all a lot of work but I guess will be worthwhile in the end!
      I've be visiting your blog soon - sorry I'm behind with comments.
      Happy Sunday - we're off to the pumpkin farm later and it's a perfect day for it with brilliant sunshine etc.
      Hugs - Mary

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  4. In my book, having a small footprint is definitely the best option. Will never understand the need for huge houses taking up so much land. Happy October!

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  5. I know it was the perfect solution! We love our hardiplank siding. We are securely settled temporarily in our "vacation" rental. Hopefully we will be in our new home soon.

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  6. I hope that you'll be showing us pictures of your renovated house when the work is all done! Was your old siding aluminum...and is your new siding now vinyl? What will the painters be painting? Sorry for so many questions!

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  7. Love the yellow cushion on the grey armchair! (But then it is no secret that yellow is my favourite colour, especially in combination with grey.)
    I know what you mean about being able to breathe again when all the work is done. O.K.'s cottage is in the process of being re-roofed. That roof has no straight lines, no standard sizes of planks etc. fit, as it is a former outbuilding of an old village farm. The workers are meeting new issues with every step they take, but we are confident they know what they're doing and the new roof will eventually be finished - new attic windows included (the living/dining room is the attic).

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  8. I like your fall touches, Mary. I know it feels so good when renovations are completed giving 'home' a fresh look as we did ours last fall. Did you paint it yellow again? We changed ours from white to khaki which was a big step but we really like it. Wishing you a beautiful October. xx Pam

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  9. I lvoe this collection of images you have shared here. I hope the house renovations go well and everything is eventually back where it should be and fresh again. Have a wonderful week. I am joining you from Mosaic Monday.

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  10. Who knows where you will be in 15 years, Mary? Glad you have this done.

    "Yesterday the cottage was cleansed and showered. which has already made
    a big difference. " - Wonder what sort of difference that makes?

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