Year: 2001

All of the hardware was painted over with several coats of paint.  This is a good example of what the sash locks looked like. The very same sash lock after all of the paint was removed.  Why anyone would paint over beautiful hardware like this beyond me…
Walls painted a light purple color. Close-up of new paint color.
After the final sanding, it was time to prime the ceiling. Ceiling completely primed. We just used an interior water-based latex primer. Walls being primed with same primer. First coat of primer applied. First coat of primer on tower walls. First coat pf primer on tower/west wall. Walls completely primed.
After the ceiling was completely patched with drywall compound, it was now time to sand it all smooth.  This was not a fun job! Note to self (and anyone else who wants to save themselves a LOT of time), LESS is MORE when it comes to drywall compound… Major sanding complete. Major sanding complete. Major […]
Since the heat gun just wasn’t taking off the paint, we decided to just remove the woodwork so that we could use a chemical stripper.  Removing the woodwork allows you to get all of the paint off, even the paint that in all of the cracks and crevices. Woodwork removed around the first window. Woodwork […]
Adding the detail.  We chose a darker color of purple to replace the lighter shade the previous owners used. Left side, completed. Close up of the detail.
Our original plan was to keep the same blue/cream/purple color combination that the previous owners had chosen.  But, after some thought, we decided we weren’t completely happy with that choice of colors and decided to try out a different color of blue.  We kept the cream color for the trim, but wanted something more “bold” […]
When we bought the house, the servant’s quarters/summer kitchen roof was covered in the same light grey/white asphalt roll roofing material as the breezeway roof. It also was full of cracks and holes, but didn’t leak as bad as the breezeway, because of the steep pitch of the roof.
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