Slow and steady…

Two projects better than one? Not necessarily! No. 1 – We’re working on a half-bath (some folks call it a powder room) make-over. We’re waiting on the flooring that had to be special ordered. The wallpaper has been removed along with all the fixtures. I washed – scrubbed – the walls to remove traces of paper and paste. Whew! That was a workout! I’ve spot repaired/patched holes from screws and fasteners from ‘fixtures’ that will no longer be used. I’ve also re-painted the mirror and toilet paper holder…antiqued black.

We also purchased a new vanity/sink combo (from Home Depot) that adds a bit of farmhouse charm. 

I found a re-cycled window made into/cabinet that will hang over the commode from a local antique shop.

Project No. 2 – We decided to re-work the back porch (aka deck) into a more serviceable – at least for our lifestyle – screened-in, bug-free back porch. After hubby worked through planning, design and finally a materials list… we began demolition – or, rather ‘de-construction.’

We’ve decided to work within the existing footprint (and brickwork).

ALL of the de-constructed lumber will be stored and recycled for odd projects around the barnyard…no doubt! Remember, I wanted a ‘dog-house’ on top of the sheep’s play platform.

Finally, some building materials $$$$!

Next, we began construction…with a bit of framing for a new roof and frame-work for the screened panels.

My father-in-law (now deceased), a retired bricklayer, helped us with the original brickwork many years ago. It mimics the front porch foundation.

The past two days we’ve been hindered with rain…and tonight hubby’s just too tired to work.

Katie is close-by to offer a hand…preparing dinner…which we’ll enjoy on the back porch ~ one day!

Enjoy the simple things in life!

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