Sunday, September 21, 2014

Starting to look like a home!

I went out by myself on the 10th and stayed until the 14th. It was the first time I got to see the house since the exterior painting had been finished. I'll tell you, it changes the whole neighborhood!
Here are a couple of before photos:

And some "afters"

The house painters faux-painted the garage door to look like wood and match the front door and courtyard gate. 

I concentrated on cleaning out the garage and put all of the kitchen cabinets in the storage room so that when we get a car, we will have room for it. Heather came over on Saturday and helped me paint the living room. We got one coat done in record time. It will definitely take two coats because of the previous purple color. Here are a couple of before photos. 

And after: 
(keep in mind it still needs another coat and some cutting in).

I also had a visit from one of my neighbors who is very involved with the Historical Society. He had lots of photos of our house over the years. He even had a couple interior living and dining room photos from when Elizabeth Rothschild owned it. It was really interesting to see how the home has changed over the years.
I found a great walking route for early in the mornings. It is just under four miles and takes me over two bridges and down Old Town Daytona's main street. This is a sunrise on my walk. 

I also see lots of people out rowing and paddle boarding on the river. I stopped into Three Brothers Paddle Boards on Beach Street to sign up for a lesson but the morning class was full. These guys make gorgeous paddle boards that are truly a work of art. Definitely on my list for the next trip.
Richard (tile guy) had torn out the bathroom in the garage apartment (remember how pretty it was? 

He uncovered TONS of wood damage. The Stucco was basically the only thing holding it all together.

Never fear, Jimmy is here! This guy can fix anything!

There is a lot more work happening in the garage apartment but I will save that for my next post. The boys are going camping with Boy Scouts in October so I am going to go out for a few days. I will catch up with you then.

Thanks for following along!

1 comment:

  1. You are my AMAZING bewitching, bedazzling friend! You twinkle your nose and in a moment it becomes beautiful!


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