Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bye Bye Buzz!

Well, the skylight didn't go in yesterday as we had planned but we were still able to get so much done. I stayed inside the house ripping, tearing and painting while the men continued their work on the roof.
We chose a driftwood colored, architectural shingle to use on the roof. We wanted a softer color rather than a harsh black. You may not be able to see it that well in the photos but it is a brownish, charcoal color. I really wanted real cedar shingles for a more cottage-like look but of course they are not that practical in Maine, so this was the next best thing.

Young Michael, (a student of architecture at Wentworth College) thought it might look better if we weaved the shingles where the dormer meets the roof. He felt it would look less contemporary than a rigid straight line. We agreed.

Inside I was busy painting the exterior trim boards and then ripping out the closet in the little blue room.

This will eventually be the walk-in closet for the master bedroom. 
The old doorway leading to the hall will be closed up and a new door will be built to the left,
 leading into the bedroom.

              The front side of this room will become the new, front entryway when we build a wall.

Bye Bye Buzz!

After the closet, I set my sights on removing all the interior trim around the windows. 
Once removed, I headed to the half-wall in the old kitchen.

                        Those double windows will eventually become a patio door leading to a deck.

              This will be the new living room. The door you see in the photo will become a window.

Back outside the guys finished one side of the roof and started on the other. 

        A lot of changes in one day! More to come today.


  1. You are a true master of the quill! This reading was the so absorbing! Write more and thank you!

  2. Dan:
    Thank you so much for reading the blog. I am truly glad you are enjoying it.
    Joy to you,



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