Monday, October 8, 2012

Project Progress .............

If you have read this blog for more than than 2 minutes, you may have discovered that Honey and I are ..... project people.

Yep .... we are those people that don't just do things .... we have projects.

Lots. of. projects.

Seriously .... it is a disease.

We start out the year .... every year .... with a list. 

A very looooooooooooooong list.

Now .... some things .... get done on the list. 

Some things get deleted. 

But other things are added.  We would hate for there to be a blank spot on the list.

So .... here is an update on the list!

Honey's big project is the re-do of the east side of the house.  It includes removing the siding, repairing any necessary gaps, holes or rotting wood.  After that ... he removes and replaces the tar paper.  Then he goes into the rip, sand, prime, repeat mode.

He is also scraping paint off the bay window in preparation of restoring and rebuilding the bay window so we can highlight its decorative features.




I need to be re-thinking the 5 color paint scheme .... we need to highlight the brackets and the sawtooth trim more than I had originally planned.  The bay is the main decorative feature of Classic-L Queen Anne Victorian farmhouses.  It really needs to stand out ... yet be ................... well, classic!

But the main victory this weekend came with the new siding between the second floor windows.




This was one of those projects that I had to ignore the fact that Honey was on the roof of the bay.  He was concentrating on removing the siding, adding the tar paper, putting new siding up in the frigid 50 degree temps ..... all while holding on for dear life!!!!

We may be project people .... but neither one of us like ladders!!!!!!

So down on the ground ....

We decided to tackle ................. chairs.

I have this love affair with .......... chairs.  Old chairs.  Cute chairs.  Just lonely ... one of a kind chairs. 

Some people drag home dogs and cats.  Me.............. I drag home chairs.

We have talked about caning for years.  And we just didn't get the job started. 

Fortunately, Scott Community College has a class in caning and Honey and I signed up.



Honey is working on the chairs with the round seats ..... we have 3 of those.

Then I am working on these ................. there are four of these.





So along with my little nest of knitting, spinning, embroidery projects that fill the vacant spaces around me on the sofa .......................... I now have a chair project!!!!!

At least by the end of the week ................ I'll have some place to set my butt!!!!!!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I love it that the two most recent blog posts on my Dashboard this morning were both about fixing up old houses!

Barb said...

dYou are an inspiration! Now sit down and have a cuppa...NOW..DO IT!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I too have a real chair addiction. Each chair around our huge dining room table is different. All hand picked for their elderly beauty. What does that mean? That I am bascially lazy and always looking for a place to sit? Agreed.

Keep us up to date on the house. I know it will be GRAND when you are done!

Dan Mays said...

I do hope that Cliff has invested in a carbide paint scraper. They are about three times the price, but they are TEN times the tool and much, much faster.

Once you have used one, you will wonder why you waited so long.