bare wood

The painters have stripped the woodwork down to its bare self, removing years of paint that was so built up it looked like alligator skin. I wonder when these boards last felt the sun and rain. They look beautiful and are in great shape.

The front doorway looked so good stripped down that I had to take off the gnarly aluminum storm door immediately, it clashed so much.

With the paint off you can see details like this patch repair made with sheet aluminum. And the replaced boards showing that the kitchen windows used to be larger, below counter height.

Already they’re beginning to paint – soon the house will be wearing its new look.

8 Responses to “bare wood”

  1. Barb Says:

    Scraping all that old paint is a monumental task. It will sparkle with its new coat. White again?

    I used to have a sign hanging on my front door: Don’t let my cat out…no matter what she tells you! 🙂

  2. gonzomama Says:

    you are living one of my dreams. i’m looking forward to seeing the new look your home will be wearing.

  3. boodely Says:

    Not white this time…

  4. Katy Says:

    Gray is the new black.

  5. Katy Says:

    Sorry, “grey”.

  6. Ellen Says:

    Grey??? Cooool. What color trim???
    I am sooo excited! Please post more pictures.

  7. Jennie Says:

    Gorgeous boards, I’m excited to see the new color. What a fantastic way to make the house YOURS from the very beginning!

  8. don coates Says:

    Thank you for the pictures! They bring back fond memories of the week we spent there a couple of years ago helping Steve and Gypsy work on the electrical and the yard. It was late springtime and the neighborhood was awash with blooming yellow forsythia, and the cherry trees in the backyard were also in bloom, lovely. We also spent considerable time pulling weeds, cutting down trees, reclaiming the yard, while being greeted every morning by a cardinal in his red breeding plumage, and the drumming of the grouse who lived on the hill behind the house. I didn’t see any poison ivy, but did pull plenty of poison oak (use leather gloves). I wonder if the marmots are still burrowing under the back of the barn? Congratulations, and I hope you love your new home. Don

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