Monday, January 30, 2006

And so it begins...again


porch plan
Originally uploaded by merideth.
I never could have ignored the house projects without a lot of dedicated help. I'd like to thank my sofa-with-dog for being so cozy and welcoming; the holidays for offering baking and craft projects; the cold, wet, windy bay area winter for putting a stop to all outdoor projects; and last but not least the post-holiday bills for showing me the clear impossibility of putting cash anywhere but on the visa bill. Thanks to you all for your contributions to the great house-slack.

But now it's back to the drawing board. And in this case, that's literal. I broke out the pad and paper and went old skool with my drawing skills. (Everytime I wanted to erase a line, my brain went "ctrl+Z"...it's sad really. That's the computer command for "undo" for extra clarification.) I sketched out the plan for the stage 1 of the front porch reno. (Stage 2 involves tile but cannot be accomplished before major concrete work is addressed.)

Stage 1, however, will hopefully bring a little rustic charm to the front of the casa. Seriously, it can't get any worse than the weird spattering of spray can stucco that a previous owner applied like ceiling texture to 2 sides of each column. (wtf?!)

6 Comments:

At 1/31/2006 06:01:00 AM, Blogger Brit said...

ROFL. I especially want to thank the post holiday bills!! You are hysterical can't wait to see this project through!

 
At 1/31/2006 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Kendra said...

Yeah! House Made is back! Can't wait to see what 2006 has in store for the darling house! :)

 
At 1/31/2006 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I so know what you mean about the computer commands.

 
At 1/31/2006 04:21:00 PM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

I remember Ann had done some good thinking and posting about why porch roofs should be white and exactly which shades of white on the Chateau St. Mold site. I just checked and found their site to be still up but I'm not sure exactly how far back it was.
http://www.aphramedia.com/blog/

Sometimes I wish I could right-click on people's foreheads - No, listen to the words coming out of my mouth, and then save target as....

 
At 2/06/2006 09:23:00 AM, Blogger allison said...

Sounds like a fun project. We're in the tail ends (hopefully!) of redoing our front porch, enclosing part of it into a sunroom, etc. and it has made a huge difference in terms of how the house looks. We had an old, odd shaped porch that was falling apart. We're having a contractor do all the work, but are working as the general contractors on it. That alone is a lot of work because there are so many trades involved -- demolition, concrete, electrical, carpentry, etc. Anyway, good luck with it!

 
At 2/06/2006 10:39:00 AM, Blogger merideth said...

awww...i've totally missed all y'all!

 

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