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Bambi
02-23-2011, 07:12 PM
I haven't been taking a lot of photos lately because my husband and I have been busy with a renovation. We purchased an 18 acre hobby farm so that I can have my horse at my property and so we can have some space. :) The house is about 90 years old and needed some work. The main floor has taken the most work because the upstairs is done.
So we've been going from this:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/5116075054_0a421cc179_z.jpg

to this:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5233857417_0fdf9176f7_z.jpg

new support beam on this floor and the basement so the house won't collapse:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5004/5382293259_11280df991_z.jpg

then drywall
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5429805360_ec27751a1d_z.jpg
last weekend we spent our days priming and painting. Here is the result:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5463299504_cfbb16c839_z.jpg
I wanted a light and sunny colour which I think I achieved :). the house is very small so I didn't want to close the rooms in by dark colours

main floor bathroom/laundry room:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5463299910_b6204f46c6_z.jpg


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Bambi
02-23-2011, 07:12 PM
upstairs we needed to install a shower in the bathroom because all it had was a toilet and vanity. No way am I going downstairs every morning to shower. I think originally this room was a bedroom converted to a bathroom. So we took out the closet, built a wall out and installed a shower.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5462810349_5ba1112fca_z.jpg

this is the outside:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/4950132148_ff30d84779_z.jpg
in the spring we are replacing the old vinyl siding. my plan is that it will be cranberry with white trim :)

I have to hand it to my husband. He's been doing almost all the work. We hired professionals to do the electrical & plumbing.
so that's what I've been doing. And working full time. And riding my horse, walking the dogs and curling. ::) Sometimes I am overly ambitious.

Realist
02-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Looks like a lot of work! Turned out really nice from what i can see.

Bambi
02-23-2011, 08:24 PM
thanks Realist. it's been fun :)

Wicked Dark
02-23-2011, 08:44 PM
congratulations! everything looks great. enjoy.

jude01
02-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Looks like you did a good job painting, cut lines look good, and nice color!

Iguanasan
02-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Awesome! Looks like you are turning that old house into a wonderful home.

QuietOne
02-23-2011, 11:46 PM
Looks like it will be a great place to live. So when do you hang the art work?

JAS_Photo
02-24-2011, 04:06 AM
Looks great! Cranberry with white trim should look wonderful. Photographers will be coming out to your house to photograph it! :laughing:

casil403
02-24-2011, 08:07 AM
Beautiful work B...Congratulations!!! When is move in day?

Bambi
02-24-2011, 05:50 PM
thanks everyone! We're not quite ready to move in yet. Ed picked up the wood flooring today and it will go in this weekend. :D

And photographers are always welcome!

Hillbillygirl
02-24-2011, 06:14 PM
That is awesome Bambi. Looks great and sounds like you are both enjoying it. So glad to see everything coming together for you both.
Keep us up do date on the progress as it goes too.

Michaelaw
02-24-2011, 08:49 PM
Way to go Bambi...Does the horse get a house too?

Mad Aussie
02-25-2011, 01:01 AM
Which room is mine then?? ;)

Looks excellent!

Marko
02-25-2011, 08:27 AM
what a wonderful job! Kudos!

Bambi
02-25-2011, 11:56 AM
Thanks Marko and HBG!


Way to go Bambi...Does the horse get a house too?

oh yes! the plans are drawn up. it will be behind the house, with the same roof line and colour. Funnily enough it will be bigger then our house :) . Three box stalls and a tack room. There's an older, dug well that will serve it quite well. The horse will also get a buddy :)


Which room is mine then?? ;)

Looks excellent!

thanks MA. Here is the room you get when you come for a visit. It's a small room but not as small as the photos make it appear.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5462929847_66c473da9b_z.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5463531140_c416e24fc6_z.jpg

and this is your view:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/4950141220_7c46b24fe6.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-25-2011, 02:14 PM
And a coat hook to hang upside from as well! Luxury!! :)

It looks great. Hope I can really use it one day.

Richard
02-26-2011, 04:42 AM
Congratulation Bambi, it looks like a beautiful property.

asnow
02-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Looks like you are going to have a great place to live. All that hard work has been worth it.