Thursday, February 19, 2009

Extreme Makeover

Hi. I hope you all are doing well. We are in the middle of an extreme makeover. No, Ty and his crew are not here, but we do have an equally talented carpenter transforming our home. We decided it was time to remove the aluminum siding and change over to vinyl as well as replace the original windows. Our carpenter said we set a record on the number of windows he has replaced in a single house--26!!! This is one record we weren't thrilled about breaking. I wanted to post a few photos of the in progress work. These were taken as they were starting to remove the siding.

As you can tell, there is alot of work to do. I have been keeping busy following them around and cleaning up the messes inside. It has also put a halt to my kitchen cupboard painting for right now. Since the garage is full of their supplies, I don't have room to put the doors to paint. I have done the insides already. I don't want to do the trim inside while everyone is in and out either. I haven't been able to work on my TS finds either. My workbench is blocked!! So here I sit, with so much to do but unable to do it. Good thing I have all of these wonderful blogs to read. I have much catching up to do. We were with Internet service for 2 days. It is amazing how dependent we (I) become on the Internet!!
This is my latest TS find. I plan to make it a magnetic bulletin board. I bought it for only 50 cents. It looks as though it is already magnetic, but it isn't. Guess I'll have to invest in the paint to make it so. Also I'll paint the frame. It is a little warped so I hope it turns out. Oh, for 50 cents if it doesn't, it's okay. I guess I will go for now and try to find something I can do--before the next mess calls me to clean it up. Maybe I can find a fun new spring bunny to make, I put my snowmen away last week. I am officially done with winter!!!!! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a lovely home, can't wait to see it all finished! 26 windows?? Wow, thats alot of window dressings!

  2. Hi, I hear you about not being able to get stuff done while people are working in and around your home. Your house is so charming! When it is finished you will fall in love with it all over again. Right now I am having crown moulding/backsplash and fireplace mantel redo, the house is a mess because I had to move all the stuff out of the rooms/walls, there is snow and mud all over my floors. . .I just keep thinking about the end results and that keeps me sane. Like you, I too am entertaining myself with blogs and magazines, cannot do much else. Good Luck to you!

  3. Your home is full of character. What a job, all this renovating but so worth it in the end...
    Good luck
    waving from southern ontario, canada


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