Monday, September 14, 2015

It's Been A Hard Five Days Night

Honestly, Hubby and I are dog tired this evening from five hard days of work. This post was going to wait until tomorrow but I'm so excited to share how good the carport looks now, I had to share. The house remodel is reaching the end. The only room lacking an upgrade is the guest bedroom. By mutual agreement, we have decided to possibly wait until after a short jaunt to South Carolina on the bikes. It will be a well earned respite from the persistent remodeling that has lasted nearly a year.

Here in the country, the carport door is often used as a front entrance. It's just a friendly way of letting people into one's home. The now 23 year old stick-built house and carport had been looking as tired as I feel tonight. The colors where faded, there where old spider webs seemingly glued to the ceiling, mold was everywhere (it's nearly a losing battle to eradicate mold entirely in the South but one must make an effort). I was weary of guests being weaved past filthy, tired looking walls.

First, the white ceiling was 'washed' via a pump spray bottle with a mild solution of bleach and water. Hubby performed this task and did a very nice job. It now sparkles as if there never was any dirt there.

Hang onto your hat ... here's the "after".
(Feeling kinda proud of myself here ... *giggle*)

How do you like the two-tone green/gray?
I wish I could claim this as an original idea 
but I learned this little trick from my always
creative step-mother Myra (now deceased).
She was ever so clever.
 Anyway, and just for fun, I found this tin replication
for an antique Hudson Granary Feed & Seed.
Obviously I had to have this!

And hopefully, dat's dat ... for now. *grin* The weather has turned lovely and cool in SE Georgia. It's feeling a bit like early Fall. We plan to roast a few weenie's at the fire pit this evening, and toss back a few whilst making plans for the future.

Hope your evening is also blessed. 


Monkeywrangler said...

Looks nice! House maintenance and remodels are so timeconsuming, especially if you do your own work to save money.

Linda E said...

You two did a really good job and it looks so bright, clean and pretty. Congrats - now you can sit back and enjoy and rest when colder weather hits. I do hope you go for that deserve it!

Ed Bonderenka said...

A wainscotted garage!

Jackie said...

Absolutely awesome!
Proud of you.....

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is really marvellous. Well done and congratulations. You and your husband should be very proud of yourselves.

I like the title too. Didn't know you were a Beatles fan.

God bless.

Simply Linda said...

Loveeee looks nice. Ok, I am off to get more coffee---Spanish Test today (rolling eyes). Blessings

Sparky said...

@Victor S E Moubarak ~ I enjoy almost anything British, including Earl Grey tea at the proper time.

Thanks everyone! I am going to rest for a bit before undertaking any other projects. Have a blessed day folks. ~:)

DaBlade said...

WOW! That pops! Bikes are gassed and ready to roll now. Awesome job.

Lulu James said...

IMPRESSED--and I am NOT easily impressed! Even if only you & hubby enter your home this way--what a warm greeting! GREAT JOB!
Blessings, Friend!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

You enjoy things British? Even posh British upper class? Then you should download my FREE book about Theodore Luxton-Joyce. He is British all right, and posh upper class.


God bless.

Ida said...

Looks great. Nice shade of green.

Vee said...

Wow, Sparky! That was a lot of work and it looks great. Not sure that I understand the carport/front door concept as I'd do anything to avoid taking visitors through the garage, but as you say it's what you do down there!