Lefty & Fifty-six

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Warriors

I have thought that the "swede" and I should be on the HGTV show;
"Weekend Warriors"
We are "do-it-yourselfers"

Call it.. crazy, call it.. frugal, call it..a challenge,
call it..validation..
call it whatever you like...

This is our latest project:

The re-face of our 1994 home
Check out the right corner
poor construction of materials left the
face swollen, mushy and peeling paint.
The face front had this look just a little to long and so
with some heavy pleading before the winter weather hit
I got the troops aka ....Joel F, Me and the swede together,
we began to make lists of materials
that were needed to begin this project.

We demoed all the pressed board, chair rail and
other decorative pieces down to what you see in this picture.
(windows were left intact)
Here is is the other side of the house
(my kitchen window)
We papered and taped all the windows
primed twice.

The swede doing his balancing act
painting the completed face lift.
3 finished coats of paint.
The guy knows what he is doing, did I mention that
one of his many talents were at one time in
his life, a professional painter.

I was his "spot person" while he climbed two and half stories.
He literally developed huge muscles moving that
tall ladder from one side of the house to the other.

Here is the finished results
-the challenge was met, -the savings on labor...priceless!
Now on to the next...of many projects...!!

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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