Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hodge Podge Lodge

Next he moved to the living room, got rid of dark paneling, YES!!!!!!!!! The old slates in the old wall were removed in spots to put in insulation, so I grab them. I wanted to make shutters out of them. I think they came out nice.

OK, we took a warm day off to go play with the dog, and he loved it.

Ok, back to work on the living room.

I am not done with the shutters, I want to add hearts and stain on the inside and paint the side facing outside the color of the trim. If anyone has a better idea, please let me know.

Room is looking brighter, not to sure of the color of the window trim, I may change that.

hodge Podge Lodge

Well today is the first day in about 2 weeks the sun came out. I have to confess, I wanted the rain. I planted over 50 cedar trees around my property as a border. I want to see green even in the winter, plus I want to be able to go out side, pick my nose and nobody see me, lol. OK enough of the fooling around, here is some more pictures of work we have been doing.

This is our dog Diogie, he is waiting for his Daddy to come home from work, they are best friends.

The kitchen is not done done, but I am using it and I am loving the way Jim made my cabinets. I replaced my old gas stove my Aunt had for years, with a used one for only 100 dollars, I couldn't pass it up.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hogde Podge Lodge

Hi, well here I am back to let you see some of the update to our home. The end of Sept 2008 we had the house painted on the outside, I still have more I want to do, but this is a start. I was not real happy with the paint job, but like Jim said at least it is done and the house is more protected. He, the painter sealed all my windows closed, dripped blue paint onto the white, didn't paint blue around the windows like he said he was going to do,used the wrong color blue and I gave him a sample of the blue I wanted, painted the outside basement doors with the wrong paint and now it is rusting, not even 5 months later.Then he asked me for the original price, lol. Yea right, I told him no way. He did give us a good price, so I had him take off 200 dollars and then I paid him.

Oh, the painter was going to do the concrete work around the house and decided he couldn't do it so he hired a guy to come out and do the job. Asked me to pay this guy and then thought I was going to still pay him for the job. Double dipping I thin this is called.But I did like the guy he picked, so I hired him to do the chimney too. I loved his work. I got him other jobs, where the painter, I told people I couldn't trust him to do my outhouse. He did the house next door to me and again, he painted the wrong color green and missed spots and had to go back.