Many of you have asked how the process is going on the house facelift. Far from being done but I thought it might be fun to share the process so far. I hope you won't get bored with all the pictures but they show just how much needed to be done.
This is the house before. I would tell people when giving them directions to our home to just look for the 2 story peeling pink paint house on the corner. The picture actually doesn't show just how bad it was! This was taken right after we moved into the house 4 years ago
The next below picture shows lots more peeling took place in that 4years!
(yes, this is what it looked like before pressure washing!)
First thing awnings and that terrible entry rod iron came down.
All the junipers were cut down and the damage boards on porch gable fixed.
Next came pressure washing and lots of stucco repair. Soffit and fascia all around house was painted a creamy white.
New metal roof was next on the list.
This is the side of the house - you can see the many roof angles from this picture- it wasn't the easiest roof to do for sure!
The abor is another beautiful creation Jonathan made for me several Mother's Days ago!
I can't believe I had left the Christmas swag up that long!(this was end of Feb I think!)
This is pretty much what the yard looked like while they were working on the roof!
Next came painting which is still not finished. Jonathan wanted to get started on the front entry he designed so we spray painted the main part of the front.
This is Thomas rigging up a makeshift pulley for hoisting some massive beams.
Forms were created and concrete poured for pillars which will hold the beams.
The pink area under the windows hasn't been painted because a rock facade will be going there and surrounding the concrete pillars.
Jonathan and Thomas hand planked and sanded the lumber to give it a rough and wonderful textured look.
Each cut made in the large beams was hand chiseled to fit.
Here is a close up of the look of the wood. I think Jonathan called these pieces the collars (edited to add- they are called collar ties)- they went across the width of the entry.
It was amazing watching Jonathan - This picture is from the 2nd story window (sorry it's so fuzzy- the windows are a mess from pressure washing)- He was like a trapeze artist walking and working on those beams!
This is what the house looks like at present. I love the front entry (what would you call this- it is much more then a front porch.)
Jonathan has little awning type features planned for over the windows- the rock of course need done and all the detail painting. Would love a new door surround too- that might be a while in the process as I haven't found one cheap cheap!
I need to choose lights for the posts and a chandelier type light for under neath the entry. You can see the yellow electrical wires in the picture.
I would love some suggestions on some pretty yet reasonable lighting options.
Also needed is a landscaping plan which I am totally clueless about. This is a north facing side with after noon sun coming around the right side of house.
Any wanna be landscapers out there that would like give me some suggestions?????
The detached garage and sun porch also got a facelift-Shingles were stained, trim painted and creamy white and new metal roof. Looking for new fixture for this also.
We are so blessed to have a soon who is so talented and who is taking time to come up and do all this amazing work!
Well there you have it - Operation Facelift is still in process but I think a big change can already be seen and am looking forward to when I can give the big reveal!
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