To the far left of the picture is a sample board of cedar shakes hubby made so we could temporarily put up and see roof colors. It helped!
The original shakes (because of too much damage) were removed. (right side of door). A new treated piece of wood on the bottom replaced an original one that had damage. There is an extra piece of wood under the front door, but that is only temporary. The black paper that you see was under the original cedar shakes.
The roofer is suppose to start this week on the NEW ROOF and the NEW CEDAR SHAKES should be finished to the right of the front door.....then on to the left side.
Of course, this is JUST THE BEGINNING to the outside! The slab of concrete under the left picture window will be removed. The glass screen door will be removed and the original wood castle-like door will be fixed and re-stained.
So it's OFFICIAL! The first week of November starts the RENOVATION project. I am going to try to post at least 1-2 times monthly on the cottage...maybe more! I am calling it....AROUND THE COTTAGE.
I am not a professional renovator, designer or decorator but I do LOVE homes! My great-grandfather was an Architech and Builder of cottages in Tenn. I guess it's in my blood!