Monday, July 12, 2010

Blast From The Past, Part 3

Psych! It is not another old, old photo. I was browsing my old photos the other day, looking for something, and I stumbled on this photo from a few years ago when I was painting the house. I blogged about house painting everyday for about 7 months straight. Never has a house painting job been documented so completely. Anyway, of all of the photos I posted on the blog, this was my favorite. And it is not completely out of context to the current project. That second story window in the photo is the window in the stairwell that I'm working on now.

Of course, we must have the before and after, or this case after and in-between because the shot with the brown paint is post asbestos siding...


5 comments:

Jayne said...

Your house is just so gorgeous! I love the small Victorian details in the trim. The colors you picked are terrific.

Greg said...

It is nice, isn't it. If only it didn't need so much work!

Holyoke Home said...

oh my.

So impressed and feeling inspired to ACTUALLY work on the bathroom this weekend.

Larry said...

Did you scrape the original clapboard or did you replace it?

Greg said...

Replacing the siding would be too costly and time consuming. Plus it would be hard to get siding these days that is as good as the tight grained old-growth redwood on the house. I scraped to bare wood.

Everything you see in the picture with the green paint is original to 1895 except for the corners of the window sills. They sawed those off in the 50s when they put on the asbestos siding.