Inside Project House 2012

Beware, some images in this post may be shocking!
Just because I have not posted about Project House the last couple of weeks doesn't mean there has not been some progress!

While I was in Florida last week, James and crew got the new metal roof put on.  I had a hard time deciding on colors for roof and siding, but ended up choosing a neutral brown tone metal and a gray siding with white trim.  I know....boooorrrrring!  Just didn't want to get too carried away and become outdated in a few years.  Siding is ordered and hopefully we will have it up soon.

They also took down the brick half wall that was on the front of the house and tore off the back porch.


Yay, no more brick!

So today, we began the daunting task of working inside.  However, before we can do a whole lot, there is tons of clean-up that must be done as you will see from these next few images.  I just wanted to get good "before" shots of all the rooms before they were touched so we could really appreciate the finished project! 

 (yes, you are correct, there is no floor in the living room!) 

Saved insulation from the missing floor we presume. 
(WHY would someone save this????)

There was some roof leak which cause damage inside. 

So, today we got all the carpet and padding out (as well as all that fantastic insulation) and started taking out the carpet tacking.  We also discovered a weird floor issue in one of the bedrooms that puzzled James, but I know he will figure it out!  The A/C we are still unsure about - the wires have been cut, so it was a hot day to work.  Luckily the house has an attic fan (one of my favorite features - we had one our house growing up) so there was a little airflow.

I also put out mouse/rat poison and foggers so we could make sure there are no varmints or creepy crawlies taking up residence. 

More to come!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looking good!!!

Brooke D. said...

I love it Kim! There is so much potential there. With your creativity and Dad's know how I know it will be amazing. I'm so excited to see the finished product.

Karla Rush said...

Great historical pictorial..LOL.

I agree with Brooke. This house has no idea to what extent it has been rescued by you and James!

Keep us posted...I'm excited for you.

sarah said...

wow! that looks like tons of progress. great job!