Before + After | Back of House

Just as I promised, we painted the back of the house first so we could enjoy a little slice of pretty while enjoying the warm evenings. You have to start somewhere, right?  The garage and remaining house will be following soon. Yay!

The house was in deplorable shape before we moved in. The back right corner was so rotten that we still don’t know how it was standing. It was missing siding, the huge floor joists were sitting in dirt and completely rotten and the walls had nothing left. I’m surprised a family of racoons didn’t just walk in and make it their home. A lot of sweat, cursing and work went into getting this section of the house back to acceptable. The corner of the house had to be jacked up, Mike scooted on his back into a 10″ space, and there was a lot of pacing by me while wood groaned and the guys (Mike and Quetz) worked to get everything in place. I’m grateful it’s done.

We originally had hopes to shuffle the original redwood siding from the hidden north wall and use it to redo the missing corner section, but it was all too far gone so Mike did a nice board and batten accent instead which I love!

back house before

house back after

Some side notes:

There was a vent pipe in front of the laundry room windows (which cranks out mind you). Because pipes in front of windows is always attractive.  😉

Because the house was so off-kilter the old back door would not shut and lock so Mike ran a large screw through the door/jamb, so to gain access in the morning, he’d remove the screw to open and the add it back in to lock it up for the evening. We were keeping it classy. The new Dutch door is dreamy! (and no screws needed)

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3 thoughts on “Before + After | Back of House

  1. Oh my gosh Megan … so amazing!!! and sooo dreamy!!

    >________________________________ > From: WordPress.com >To: brammersf@yahoo.com >Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:32 AM >Subject: [New post] Before + After | Back of House > > > > WordPress.com >meganhollyclouse posted: “Just as I promised, we painted the back of the house first so we could enjoy a little slice of pretty while enjoying the warm evenings. You have to start somewhere, right? The garage and remaining house will be following soon. Yay! The house was in de” >

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