Wednesday, August 6, 2014

4 More days at the Duck

I found some guys to rebuild my front enclosed porch at the i made another trip out there.  and drug hubby along with me. i think he did more work than i did.

Jim hung 6 ceiling fans and 3 lights in the house, re-hung 4 lights in the garage (didn't get pics of that), once we got the drop down ceiling taken out and all that nasty metal frame down. and he installed two lights in the garage bathroom and storage shed (didn't get pics of that, either). i seem to be falling down in the picture department.

This is the light in the laundry room. it's an old washtub with a thrift store light inside of it. it is very cool and i love it. i spray painted the inside of it and left the outside the plain metal. there are 3 light bulbs in there and it gives off a lot of light.

Kitchen ceiling fan

Kitchen light over the sink...when i get a sink. hahaha  thrift store find.

Second bedroom fan

Pantry light. this one had to be simple and flat to the ceiling....the ceiling is shorter in there....maybe 8 feet.

Bedroom fan

Dressing room/closet fan

Fan installer. some of the fans were the same kind. Jim says that was good....he already knew how they went together and it went quicker. he installed all of these in one day.

Living room fan

My front enclosed porch floor was really moved when you walked on it. when the guys tore it out....some of the beams were termite eaten and just fell down. we replaced 4 beams and added 2x8s to 4 more. and put posts underneath to hold everything up level and straight. it is not a large space...6'x18' used to be the porch of the house....but a previous owner closed it in. i guess it will now be my entryway.

Stephen (in the red shirt) and Allen...working on the floor. good thing it was dry under there and not full of mud and creatures.

And this is Kevin....he is especially glad it was dry under there....since he spent some time under there.

Here it is...2 days later....floor all down. the sun spot is from sun coming in the front door.

There was no way to get a good pic without the sun.

This flooring is called Inspira. it comes in a brown color, too but i liked the gray best. it comes in 2'x1' sections and looks like slate and snaps together. they had this laid in 1 1/2 hours. it looks great.

We also enclosed part of the wall. for some reason a previous owner just had a piece of plywood nailed over this. i took it all down and inserted insulation, then the guys put in some CDX to cover the hole and filled it in with cedar boards that i had rescued from my sister's garage tear down. i just need to scrape off the old paint and repaint everything. they did a fabulous job.

All the new boards line up with the old boards and is going to be great when all painted. these construction guys are keepers.....i'll be using them again.

And while all that was going on....i was painting up the last of my baseboard trim and installing it in the dining room. it was saved when i tore out everything during the demolition phase. i love those corner pieces.

The chunky pieces at the doorways will have trim going up from there and around the doorway. i did finish one doorway and for whatever reason....i think exhaustion.....i didn't get a time.

I have all the doorway trim pulled out...just need to pull nails, sand and repaint and it is good to install. i am not filling the old nail holes ..... i like the rustic look.

Since we were both down there....we had to take Suzy, too. although i took her quilt from home with us, she really prefers the couch. i found her sitting in front of it and eyeing it...there were a bunch of pillows up there....that is the only thing that kept her from jumping up there. so, i felt sorry for her, pulled the pillows off....and pulled the quilt off....and let her have it. this is pretty much how she spent her 4 days. hahahaha

I had gotten these metal stars and wanted to hang them on the wall. but there wasn't a hanger thing on the back. so i was trying to figure out how to hang them. i was thinking if i could find a wooden cabinet door knob, i could put a screw through it and hang them that way.

So, i wandered over to the local hardware store and found these cool drawer knobs....just made to order. even a star design....with holes to put a screw through.

Ta Da!!   they hung up just fine....along with my other star that i had found at a local antique store. i am hoping some day to find more of the small metal stars....they are about 6" i can hang more of them.

There they are. the screw shows, but not much i can do about that. i guess i could dab a bit of black paint over it. but happy i found a solution to hang. and the knobs were on sale....half price. can't beat that.

The only thing left to do is install the 3 windows on the front porch. they are on order and could be in by Friday. if so, i will run down there again for a day or 2 to get the windows installed.

Then it's up to me to...
finish up the tape and bed on the drywall on the walls
finish painting the's a beadboard ceiling
scrape the wooden walls and paint them
put another coat of blue paint on the door
put in some baseboard trim....and window trim....

That might take me a few days. LOL     but i am getting there.....slowly but surely.


Vicki W said...

I love every installment of this project. I am so impressed!

Anonymous said...

Everything really looks good, Shirley. Even Jim did a good job (but please don't tell him I gave him a compliment)

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