I’ve been sitting here for ~h o u r s~ trying to clean up my computer picture files. I don’t know how they got so UNorganized (a chore to find anything).
I wanted to just do it & be done–but not knowing how
l o n g it would actually take–left me with a major case of computer-butt.
BuT (haha), I thought you might like these Before & After photos I re-discovered! Snippets of my work on mom’s house.
1st –How I changed the face of mom’s 1961 house.
We moved here at the end of my dad’s time in the Air Force. It was small (3 brs 1 bath), but they felt it had great potential. It was in a neighborhood of 6-10yr old homes owned by young families with tons of kids. *They had the house sand blasted clean to the cedar siding because of a failing paint job, & eventually raised the back roof line to create the 2nd story. I did the rest as you now see it.
My mom always dreamt of a fireplace….although I used a direct-venting, gas insert to make it more “on demand” for her age. ; D
You can see I reused her bookcases on a raised hearth, and, not needing a chimney, I used an arched window above the mantle that was salvaged from a razed convent around Chicago. Although it’s hard to know from these shots, the addition to the front greatly enlarged her living room.
And last, the before & after and now of the garage face/pergola privacy structures. I still can’t find the picture of the shallow pergola that stretches across the whole garage face–especially the one from this past summer with the wisteria already growing on it now too! Btw–the wisteria looks wild because I waited until it quit blooming to trim it.
Coming…I didn’t realize I’ve never shown you