November 2015 archive

A Couple of Shenanigans

Okay, so the snow officially “hit” here and I’m trying to put our fixer upper house projects on hold through the holidays.  I’ll still post more updates as there is still a bunch to show you completed but, for now, our work has stalled.  We need a holiday, literally.

Meanwhile I did a Christmas tree for our town’s Christmas tree festival and the theme this year was All Around the World.  Instead of doing a big tree this year, I thought I’d keep it simple and do a vignette. So here is my door and desk with a typewriter dressed up for Christmas.  Style from the Sticks is supposed to be writing Christmas cards which get sent all around the world.  Get it?

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Another item I don’t want to forget to mention is a little movie roll I recently had. I played the ditsy blonde in a movie that was made in my town. I’m always typecast. 🙂 I had a really small part but I had a good time doing it and meeting new people. Here I am before the premier. The best part is that three of my kids got to be extras and I know they were excited about that.

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Oh, and I’ll be out Black Friday shopping again this year.  If you’re out, live tweet with me! @stylefmthestixs

I am also hoping to get a little holiday tour of my house up later in the season.  We’ll see how fast I can put things together!

Have a happy thanksgiving!

A Little Fooling Around

We took one more round of pictures, just as the sun was setting the other night.  Thought I would share my talented friend’s hard work!

I wore my new favorite hat which absolutely mortifies the Mr. when I wear it.  Doesn’t he know that Indiana Jones is back?

Just waiting on a train

Just waiting on a train

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones

Okay, I'll take it off

Okay, I’ll take it off

Forget this, I'm out

Forget this, I’m out

Thank you friend!

Photos by Melanie Kirkpatrick

Fixer Upper- Weeks 18, 19 & 20

It’s crunch time at the fixer upper before snow flies so we have been busy, busy, busy!  Thank you for being so patient with my posts.

After we finished with installing the windows and doors, we had siding to start.  This process has been pretty lengthy and we’re still not 100% done.  But it certainly makes a difference!

Here are some shots of the siding going on.

 

First Side Going On

First Side Going On

Top of the Front

Top of the Front

Front

Front

As the designer, I also had an idea to put some faux stonework on the bottom of the fixer upper, just to dress up that portion a little bit.  It’ll eventually wrap all the way around the front, to the garage.

Close Up of Stone

Close Up of Stone

Adding Stonework

Adding Stonework

Closer Shot

Closer Shot

And speaking of the garage, the house has one now!  We hired the footings and floor to be poured from a local concrete company and it was so nice to stand and watch someone else work for awhile!

Before the Footings

Before the Footings

Footings

Footings and Walls

Concrete Truck

Concrete Truck

Pouring

Pouring

After Floor Poured

After Floor Poured

Side Shot

Side Shot

I really enjoyed seeing how the concrete was smoothed out.  That was cool.

Then the Mr. and my dad began framing.  We ran into a little trouble with the roofline and some miscommunication between the designer and the workers.  🙂  So we had to make some adjustments which delayed the process.

Framing

Framing

From Far Away

From Far Away

Figuring Out the Roofline

Figuring Out the Roofline

In Its Final Spot

In Its Final Spot

Rafters Up

Rafters Up

It was so light and bright in there, I thought maybe we should add some skylights.  That did not go over so well with the workers.  😉

With Sheeting and a Backdoor

With Sheeting and a Backdoor

The housewrap went on after the sheeting went up and it was sided so fast that I didn’t even get a picture of it!  And then when it was time to roof, help appeared and we couldn’t be more thankful for the friends and neighbors who have helped out- without even being asked!

Roofing

Roofing

In case you forgot what the before picture looked like, here’s a reminder-

Fixer Upper Front

Fixer Upper Front

After Thru This Week

After Thru This Week

I’m sure you noticed the front door.  But the saga that was working on that is another post in itself!

That’s all for now!