House Exterior / paint colors / renovations

House Painting Update

Okay so the guys showed up today to work on the house…
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And this is how it is looking now… well kindda sortta.  It looks way lighter in the photos for some reason.  Maybe because it was getting to be dusk…not sure

The front of my house looks so funny with everything cut down so low.  I had to do that so they could paint in peace…it will grow back…I hope

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One of the goals of painting the house was to make the spot where I took the window out to disappear without having to reside the house.  I am almost there!!

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I am thinking the red brick at the rear of the house needs to be painted as well. What do you think??
okay…never mind…don’t answer that.  The painters already got on me about it.  (the nerve…LOL).

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I was cleaning out my tool drawer and there was a nest was in there. Not seeing the eggs the guy took it out and just like a guy he laughed at me for being nervous for touching a nest and threw it to the ground. The eggs were so small we did not see them. I found them later with one being broken and the rest intact. My neighbor Louise would have smashed them. I forgot her reasoning why but she always destroyed the nests she found. Ahhhhh, I won’t be doing that….but I will be showing my grandsons when they come next weekend!
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As for the windows I searched, researched, and searched till my eyeballs turned purple last night. I found out that Lowe’s sells Single-Glazed Basement Aluminum windows …just what I am looking for… for about $15 a piece.
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I got frustrated going through the sizes trying to find what I wanted so I am going to have to go to the store to get a price. bummer… but if it works out you can’t really lose paying $15 for a new window right?

Next stop was Craigslist. I found some listings for old windows. One person was asking $40 per window for some tore up from the floor up windows. Yeah I imagine he is still holding on to them because the going price is usually $5 a piece…at least in my world it is. Yeah I would say I am just cheap like that but noooooooo… I am just poor like that.
SO I found these…
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I wrote to each person and even though I got responses no one has confirmed that they have what I need. they are all kind of far from me and in different directions so its not going to be easy to do this if they don’t help by looking to see if they have what I need.
My windows are such odd sized…22.5″w x 26″ for the itty bitty windows in the front. If I find storms for them great…if not oh well
20.5″w x 47.5″ for the windows that I HAVE to fix. Storms on these windows is not an option.
22″ x 52″ if I change out the bedroom windows (optional)
and the one bathroom window is 20.5″ x 40.25″ (optional)

Sooooo wish me luck…luck that I find my windows….luck that I find them for $5 a piece and luck that I can get them home without messing up the leather in my new car!!
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2 thoughts on “House Painting Update

  1. Looks good in pink. Your house looks so much larger. One house we had needed storm windows and it was a very old house. To give you hope Joe easily found the correct sized windows. What he bought was single glazed windows and just installed them backwards on the house so in the summer we opened them from the outside and left them open. Then just opened and closed the inside windows as needed. Weird but it worked.


    • I was talking to the painter yesterday and I am thinking of buying some glass and him making wood frames on top of the glass and calling it a day. It may make the house look more modern though


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