Most of you that have followed my blog
for a while know that we have moved
Since MyHero and I got married we
have rehabbed 15 houses (I think)
I may have forgotten one or two~!;>)
I thought it might be fun to post
a few pictures of some of our rehabs because
I started this blog for my family.
I imagine each one of them thinks of
a different house as
In the beginning I didn't take many pictures.
I only had a Polaroid.
So, the first few houses have sporadic pictures
but I will try to dig some more
out of my old books as I go.
Here you have Move to House#SIX
Cottage On Cook
This house had been on the market for 5 years.
It was an obsolete floor plan which we
figured out how to fix by moving walls.
It reeked inside because they kenneled
dogs in the basement.
Yes! Real kennels!
In the basement!
It was a mess!
It was also a BARGAIN!
The most dramatic transformation
was on the outside.
I don't have any befores that I can find.
But we painted it from redwood stained
(dark red) board and batten
to what you see here.
We replaced windows and put up a picket fence.
After we were done the front looked like this.
Summer snippets-Dining room window
Living room window (again)
Front entry and little window in the attic
There was a little light behind that window that went on automatically at dusk.
All the kids believed a family of elves
lived up there.
I'm pretty sure they did!
This was a cute house-good-sized-
with about 2500 sq.ft
plus a full basement that we fixed up.
It had a nice yard that backed up
to an undeveloped field
and I copied ideas I had seen
in someone else's yard.
If nothing else I am a good copy cat!
Do you like these posts of old houses even if
some of the materials and colors, etc. might be "dated"?
Let me know -cuz I got a
BUNCH OF THEM!
Otherwise, I am going to resort to showing you
pictures of MyHero doing things like
Yes- He is jumping over a chair.
Yes- He is over 60.
Yes-He has issues!
And YOU ALL think I am
THE CRAZY ONE!