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We’re 99.99% done……..


With the kitchen exterior. Can you believe it? It felt like this day would never come. It was no small project!

One door still needs flashing in, and there’s a bit of touch up painting left to do, but after a very long weekend of painting and putting up trim, we’re calling it done.

Teague did a great job replicating the trim so that the addition looks like it’s been there all along. Here’s a close-up of the side door and window (door to be repainted soon):

And here’s the original front door trim, for comparison:

I spent many hours perfecting my painting techniques; I developed a steadier hand, but never enough patience. I could often be seen swearing wildly while carrying 3 different paint colors up a 40-ft ladder, touching up my touch-ups.

Next up: The chimney, the kitchen interior, and perhaps a deck to hide the mess we made digging up the foundation. Crazy? Always.

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Greg had this to say on 08.30.05:

It looks great. It looks like it has always been there. It is nice to see someone go the extra mile when so many will just slap on some T-111 and call it a day.

Kristin had this to say on 08.30.05:

Wow. Just wow. It looks amazing. I wish everyone who decided to add onto these old houses did it with such skill and taste as you guys. Amazing. Wow. Wow. I’m stunned, if you can’t tell. :)

Beth had this to say on 08.30.05:

That is freaking amazing. Amazing! I hope y’all are so proud of what you’ve done. I’d have to drag a lawn chair out back just to stare at my add-on if it looked this good.
GREAT job!

merideth had this to say on 08.30.05:

rock on y’all! I know how it feels to see a big project finished.

Ps. have i said how much i love the blue color of your house? a lot. i love it a lot.

Anne had this to say on 08.30.05:

Wow, it looks great!!

Trissa had this to say on 08.31.05:

It looks great & the profile matches the front really well. Way to go on finishing all the touch up painting. Sometimes that seems to take longer than the rest of the painting!

mindy had this to say on 08.31.05:

Thanks guys :)

We are super proud, and happy to have this portion finished. The little details added alot of time/money/work, but were well worth it. I was just saying to Teague that we need chairs back, because we spend alot of time standing out there staring at the overall picture.

Sharon had this to say on 09.04.05:

Your home is beautiful! May we get to visit it at some point to really see the changes. Love to both of you. Cousin Sharon

Patricia W. had this to say on 09.07.05:

I love it! The trim looks wonderful! It is so inspirational to know that replicating old trim can be done and done well and you don’t have to be Norm the woodworker to do it.

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