PROVERBS 3:5-6

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

AROUND THE COTTAGE- NEW ROOF

                                            Here is your first pic of the new roof!
The choice was Certainteed Landmark dimensional shingle in the color Driftwood.  It has a very earthy blend of grays and a little brown.  I love it!!
This was a major step for the cottage.  I am glad we made the decision to put a roof on first before winter hit.  How do you like it?


                                                           ..... from another angle
Believe it or not, we have "cleaned" up a lot outside if weather was permitting. There is still much to do outside which you will be able to see in the next photo.  I have never shown a pic of the back of the cottage......so here goes....


This back part with the big window was added 15 years ago.  This will be the family room.  As you can see to your left, there is another deck off of that room.  I feel it is very quaint on this side of the cottage, and I am looking forward to adding beautiful gardens there.
Taking this picture, I am standing halfway back.  We have began some clean-up back here.  We have a lot to get rid of.


This is the side/back view. I am standing on the driveway which goes all the way back to the 30 x 30 garage-man cave.  We have taken down all the vinyl white lattice around the deck (we plan on landscaping) and you can see all the "stuff" left on the deck that will be thrown out.
There is a walk-out area under the house (actually a small garage) with beautiful original stone.  I plan on using this in the Spring/Summer for my potting/work area.  It's perfect and shaded!


If you noticed....the old antenna is gone that was attached to the brick chimney!  Yeah...such an eyesore!  Plus we removed a section of privacy fence on the side too.....easier to get past that to work!  Hubby will be working on the cedar shakes the rest of the week, weather permitting.
I know it doesn't seem much to show but we are happy so far!   This is going to be a long process and I hope everyone doesn't get tired of it!  Thank you my blogging friends for the inspiration and encouragement ........it really means so much!   Blessings~~~from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

36 comments:

  1. Oh Roxie,
    Love the roof and that back yard will be wonderful. I love the deck off the family room and that large window to let in a lot of light. You guys have gotten alot done with major stuff outside before winter hits. I am just so excited for you and this journey to make this into a wonderful cottage home.
    Kris

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  2. Yippee! SO happy for you that you got the new roof on.
    It's true, a lot of time and money are spent on renovations that aren't "fun". Mechanical things... heating, roofs, plumbing, electrical....etc...
    However, it will give you peace of mind, to know that those mechanical things are done, and done well.

    I always get so antsy to do the fun stuff... painting, decorating, accessorizing etc...

    Hang in there... day, by day, you will make great progress!

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  3. I LOVE THIS HOUSE. OMGOODNESS A HOME WITH GOOD BONES AND JUST BEAUTIFUL . YOU ROCK MY FRIEND. LOVE YA

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  4. Love your deck! I never realized how big it was from the front pictures! It'll be so nice to sit back there in the summer and fall and just relax!

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  5. What a fantastic job you are doing - it will be so charming!!!

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  6. Great roof . . . and a very important first step :) I'm sure that everyone else is just like me, and looking forward to sharing our re-do . . . step by step :)
    We love you sister,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Oh, I do like the color of the roof, I think it is so important to get it just right so that it doesn't take away from the house itself. What a good feeling to know that you will be safe and dry this winter.
    It will be fun to see the step by step process and I will never get tired of you sharing with us.
    Much love and hugs to you, my friend. xo

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  8. Nice roof...hopefully not leaks for you!!!! I sure do like your back yard and the big deck...really nice. It's going to look beautiful with all your flowers and gardens, lot's of TLC!!!!

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  9. I love it! It looks spectacular!!! We hope to put one on in the first quarter of the year! I love the back of the house. It is so charming!!!

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  10. looks wonderful - I especially love that big window in the family room - I can't wait to watch this evolve!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  11. YAY!!!! sweetest little cottage ever. Love the roof and the yard is so beautiful, when can I move in? :) Blessings Francine.

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  12. I'm sure every big or little improvement to your cottage is exciting to see. Never tire of seeing a home improvement project.
    Mary Alice

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  13. That is such a sweet cottage. I just love it and I know you do, too. Your new roof looks great! xo Diana

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  14. Your new roof looks great!! Love your deck...what a great place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Love the big family room window too. Thanks for letting us be a part of this journey as you turn this house into the cottage of your dreams.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  15. Roxie, it does my heart good to see beautiful old homes "saved"!! I love your vision for your Old Girl! thank you so much for your encouraging words. I'm so blessed by the wonderful and supportive blogging community. Thank you again! I'll look forward to watching your progress. blessings ~ tanna

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  16. the roof looks great, roxy! love the big yard and deck, too:) have a great day!

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  17. Dear Roxie - I certainly will not get bored seeing how you and hubby will renovate and make this cottage into a lovely place. It looks like you are going to have a gorgeous back yard and I can already see lovely gardens blooming. The roof looks good - love your choice. Take care friend and don't work too hard. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I would love a cottage like you have. It looks super homey and fun to decorate. Plus, I love a cottage garden - nice flat yard you have to do that.
    Holly

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  19. What a beautiful little cottage Roxie! You are doing a wonderful job with it. I am loving the fact that you are 'shaking' it. That will be perfect for such a gem.
    hugs from here...

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  20. Roxie, your cottage is SO charming! Can't wait to see more! :)
    Susan

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  21. You can never bore us! We are on this amazing journey for the long haul with you. You are doing great!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  22. Hi Roxie, thanks for dropping by and following my blog. Wow your cottage looks gorgeous. I am following you so I'm looking forward to reading your other posts and getting some inspiration for my own home.
    Ali x

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  23. Dropping by and following your blog per your friend Sherry at the Rusty Pearl.. She is a sweetie and a friend.. We bought an old arts craftsmen style cottage and redone the whole thing ourselves...what a job! My husband was transferred this year so we bought an old farmhouse.....totally redoing the whole thing.....I love your cottage!!!!! You are doing a great job and it is going to look great! Stop by and visit with me and maybe follow along... Blessings!

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  24. Hi Roxie! Looks like no one is bored by your pics, right? First of all, that sky! It's so blue, I love it! I am so happy you went with the gray shingles for the roof. They are perfect! And they look like they have multi-tones in them, so the shading is so nice. Thanks for the back-of-the-house shots. You have a very large property! And I can't wait until you can use your new potting area. Won't that be an accomplishment?
    Keep up the great work. Love to see the changes!
    Ceil

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  25. Phew!! Take a little break! You have done a lot of work! Looking fabulous! I hope there's a cozy spot for that lovely little camper of yours!

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  26. Looks nice! Keeps the vintage feel; only working out the kinks. It's cool, though you can maybe consult on taking the roofing to another level, should it ever come down to that.

    Sarai @ Edmunds General Contracting

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  27. How exciting! Showing the back I now see how much larger the house is. Love going on this trip with you and the renovations!

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  28. Wow it is looking so good. I love the roof the two tone colours are fantastic. Hug B

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  29. What a pretty place, full of charm. You are making it look pretty again!

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  30. What a heavenly back yard with limitless possibilities! You must be bubbling with ideas. How exciting! Thanks so much for sharing your progress. The finished product will not reflect all of these little steps in the process. Joyce

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  31. What an adorable place. I want to be there!

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  32. Fixing your roof before the winter was a good decision. Making sure that your house is well protected should really be your top priority. I know that there's a lot of fixing and renovation yet to be done in preparation for winter. I hope that everything will flow smoothly. Good luck, Roxie!

    -Dewey Frazier @ PrestoRoofs

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  33. It looks like lots of hard work will go into renovating your cottage, but I'm sure the end result will look great. It's a wise decision to put on a roof, too. I hope you'll enjoy your beautiful cottage very soon! I can't wait to see how the finished product looks like.

    Vernia Kale @ MuthRoofing

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  34. What a beautiful house this will be when you are done with it! Gorgeous location, I love the huge decks, the new roof looks great!

    ~Shanon

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  35. Oh my goodness she is cute!!!! I love the driftwood shake roof...beautiful. How lucky are you to have a lil cottage to renovate.

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