Old Stone House

The Exterior Is Done!

December 4, 2007

Filed under: Ugly Addition @ 2:14 pm

newsmall.jpgWe’ve put forth a monolithic effort these past two weeks in order to finally finish the exterior of the ‘ugly addition’. This effort was offset by crappy weather, so when you average everything out – we only accomplished a modest amount. That being said, all the siding is on, the windows are caulked and sealed, the eaves have been cleaned and repaired and every crack that can be insulated/siliconed has been filled.

I wasn’t expecting snow this ‘early’ in the season – as we’ve had little/no snow before January the past few years – and working in the cold is painful. Not only do your fingers ache from the cold, they ache as you can’t seem to stop hitting them with the hammer. As well, there’s nothing more pleasant than removing your hands from your gloves and having the sweaty palms stick to the frozen tin snips or hammer.

The only part we didn’t finish was the storm door. We have already picked out the door but I need to extend the tread and cut down the step in order to install the door, and as we already have a number of inches of snow, it can wait till spring.


Anyway, I took a moment to Photoshop the finished work to get a sense of what it will look like when we paint it next spring. We’ll probably paint the down pipes and the eaves the same colour as the siding, and for the time being, we’re probably going to paint the trim white.

Now all we have to do is finish trimming the windows on the inside…



  1. I was hoping you would put something “Christmasy” on your border! The addition looks so nice. Stay warm!

    Comment by Sandy — December 4, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

  2. Happy New Year! I wish you lots of love, happiness, health and prosperity!

    Comment by Sandy — December 28, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

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