The complicated ceiling:
And here’s what the old beadboard ceiling looked like when the roof above it collapsed last year:
The roof peak I painted and trimmed this week:
The peak behind it still needs doing, but that’s a job for a pro — and a job that probably won’t get done until 2017.
Here’s a before pic. Or rather, a “during” pic. This was taken while the not-a-garage was being torn off and I was just trying out my first paint samples. Sorry I don’t have one taken from a similar angle as above, but I think you can see the difference, anyhow.
Yeah, parts of the house were pretty much at shack level when I bought the place. That back corner where the not-a-garage used to be is still unfinished even now (2016 project, if all goes well), but those multiple bizarre roof extrusions have been removed and — thanks in large part to you — the roof both looks and is good.
Bonus. My sweet baby boy at 14 years old:
Old, sick, and weary. But he was so happy in the sun that day. I had to take pictures, knowing they might be the last ones.
Oh my goodness, what a difference. Looks great.
Wow. Looks like a silk purse.
Yes, Robbie. Today is all we have.
What a difference! Very nice!
I love Robbie. Give him some pets for me, please.
Wow, what a beautiful difference you’ve made with that old wreck. The neighbors must love you.
And how old Robbie has gotten since I last saw him. Tell him that Ghost, who used to beat him up with such glee, is also getting old and unsteady and not being happy about it at all.
Way cool, and much readier for winter.
You’re doing a great job, it’s going to be a beautiful home! I like the “complicated ceiling” – it brings character to the house. The color for the roof peak is perfect, a nice quietly-bright accent that contrasts well.
The article in BHM is very nice. I can’t imagine buying the house myself, but more power to you for guts and imagination.
Just wonderful! I can’t imagine being able to do that stuff and stand in awe… 🙂
Was really impressed by the pictures in BHM. What a difference all of your hard work made! Even to be mortgage-free I’m not sure I would have had the courage.
Mary — Thank you, but I’m not sure it had anything to do with courage. Ignorance was a big part of it; I knew the house was bad but didn’t really know how bad until it was too late!
Just lost one of my furbabies at 12 yrs old, cat developed kidney failure,just all of a sudden. Hope Robbie enjoys the sunshine, and give extra everything!
Oh, turtle, I’m so sorry. And 12 is so young for a cat to die.
Robbie’s doing great and is definitely getting much extra spoiling and cuddling.