Monday, April 18, 2011

~~~~FRENCH DOOR MAKEOVER CONTINUES~~~~ All This Hammering Is Giving Me A Headache

 ~LEFT WINDOW REMOVED~

OK Peeps!  If you been following our window redo (which is actually part of what will eventually be a total kitchen makeover!) you know our side windows came in this past week! You can read about that here!  If you'd like to go back and catch up on the other posts where we removed a window seat, etc., you can read about that part here and here!

Now..when you have construction going on everything turns into a big fat mess! :(  Bah!  Now as excited as I am to have this latest project ovahhhhhhh it actually has been very interesting to watch.  I'm just over-the-moon happy that I'm not the one actually doing the work.
 ~OUTSIDE VIEW~

I have to admit though I did duck out of the house for the majority of the day on Saturday for a day of shopping with my favorite girl in the world (that would be my daughter, Adrienne...clothes, clothes, and more clothes)!  YUMMO!!!  Truth be told I just couldn't handle all that hammering and banging!
 ~ORIGINAL BACK DOOR REMOVED~
 ~EEE GADS...WHAT A MESS~
 ~CLOSING UP THE OLD BACK ENTRY~
 ~MY GUY SURVEYING HIS WORK~
(Yes...it was fabulous)
 
 ~A REALLY BIG JOB~

Now...I know just by a quick glance you won't be able to tell the one thing that took literally HOURS for my Mr. AGPMan to do...can you see it?  Any guesses?

Well...see that little plug-in on the wall (lower left corner)?  If you scroll up to the first picture you'll see it wasn't there.  It had originally been under the window (where the French Doors are now) and by law/code we had to have one right near that spot.  This meant moving lots of electrical stuff (up and over the door, ceiling and inside the roof)...what a nightmare!
~WORKING WAY PAST DARK~

I finally headed off to bed once everything was secure~I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer!  I sorta thought the removal of the old center window and replacing it with French Doors and then installing new side windows wouldn't be that big a deal!
BUT WHAT DO I KNOW?
I Paint and Sew!
 I DON'T DO CONSTRUCTION!
~MORNING SHOT~

Since this is a work-day for the hubster guess who gets to clean all the debris up?  Yep...that would be me!  But, this girl isn't complaining!  No-Sir-Ree!  After seeing how exhausted my guy was after all the work it's the least I can do!

The second window won't be installed for a few days as least.  Trim work needs to be installed on the outside to further secure the house and the old entry needs to be insulated and sheet-rocked and a piece of the original paneling in the house (it's the very old and fabulous stuff) will be removed from another wall (one that is coming out) and placed over the old doorway to match the existing wall.  This is going to take a lot of work...and time!

I'm not EVEN going to venture a guess how much all this work would have cost us!  I'm sure a working-crew of 4 or 5 super-experienced construction workers could have done everything much faster than my Mr. AGPMan.  But...knowing the blood, sweat and tears (yep...there were some!) he put into it has made this latest project all the more special to me!  No doubt the re-do price would have certainly cost us some super-duper-big-bucks!

And there you have it!

THE HAMMERING CONTINUES...MORE SOON!

Love to you this beautiful Spring day...

21 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Good morning Rebecca, What wonderful progress-I am a bit green(not really)with all that you are doing with your remodel. It looked great before but I know the finished project with be incredible. You and your man have waited a long time and I can tell it will be well worth the wait.
Hugs today.
Noreen

June said...

This is going to be sooooo perfect. I love all that light flooding in! But, oh how I feel for you having to live in all the chaos Rebecca. We did a kichen and bath redo about three years ago and it is so hard to live in while it's being done.
sending hugs...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

We have never done a remodel with changing walls....but I know the mess from any construction...I am amazed how far the dust will go!! It is going to be wonderful though!

shawkl said...

How wonderful! At least the vision in my head is! Congrats on the progress!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Rebecca, it's going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see the end result and I know you can't wait either! How fun to get out and shop with your daughter, it's the be kind of fun, isn't it?

Hugs,
Nancy

KatyDidStitches said...

I didn't notice the electrical outlet, but I saw that work lamp right away. I suspect your Mr. AGPMan is a lot like my guy...working way past dark...won't stop til it's done.

When we were first married, I had visions of helping him with his projects. But, after a series of mishaps...nearly taking my eye out with a crowbar comes to mind...I decided I most definitely DO NOT have that gene.

Congrats on the weight loss. I could stand to lose a few El Bee's myself and you've inspired me!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
How very thrilling for you!!! The doors look wonderful! I can't wait to see how you decorate your new kitchen...I left you an email last night and posted about the bunny pillow..I love, love, love it...
and I heart you!
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
It's going to be fantastic when done! I too was the clean up crew when we laid hardwood throughout last year and then did the kitchen this year. But, I wouldn't trade places with hubby doing the work, cleaning up is fine with me too.
When it's all done, you won't even remember the mess 'cause you'll love the new look.
Judith

Jeannie B. said...

It is looking so good. How lucky to have such a handy husband.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is just going to be so beautiful when it is finished. I don't blame you for leaving the house!! You are truly blessed to have such a capable hubby!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

NanaDiana said...

Hi Rebecca- I GET IT! I can't tell you how many remodels I have lived through...well, yes I can actually. We lived in and rehabbed 13 houses- top to bottom! This last one though we rented an apartment for 8 months to do the work to it. You will be so thrilled when it is done and it will be SOOO worth it. I can't wait to see your whole kitchen project complete. If it is anything like your bathroom it is going to be beyond perfection! Love to you, sweet Rebecca-xxoo Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

Rebecca - that room is going to look so fabulous when it's completed! You best hang on to that special guy - he sure is talented! lol! So looking forward to the final reveal, girl! :)

xoxo laurie

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Yes, our men can do far better than any construction worker ever would! It creates a mess but after the final cleaning it always feels so good.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, this is wonderful! You are so fortunate to have a hubby who can do all of these things! I love your French doors! :)
You're such a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita said...

It is coming along and I know you will be so happy to get it finished! It always creates a mess and women like to get that mess over and done with! Have a good week in spite of all the work!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I love French doors and your job looks great already. Imagine when it is all done and you can just sit there for hours, looking at it and admiring it! Congrats, it looks beautiful.
Best,
Gloria

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are going to be so happy and forget about all of the pains,,,Like one electrical outlet. I can's wait to see it done!

Carol

Mari said...

HI SWEETIE~WHAT WONDERFUL PROGRESS!!! I KNOW THE MESS MUST DRIVE YOU NUTS MY FRIEND, BUT THE ENDING RESULT WILL BE WELL WORTH THE MESS!!!! ITS LOOKING GREAT :) LUCKY GAL YOU.....LOL

HUGS,
MARI

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, what a HUGE job to take on! MR. AGPman is the MAN! I can't wait to see it all finished, you too? Love it! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca! HUGS!

Karen said...

Fun hammering it is though! And totally worth it!
That is always my job too - I always sweep up the mess. He carts away the big stuff and puts the big tools away - but I do the sweeping and vacuuming. Funny how a couple gets into a "groove" so to speak over the years. :)
Can't wait to see it all. And you KNOW it'll ALL be worth it!
HAGD! Karen

Roselle said...

Oh Rebecca...you so CAN NOT mention clothes shopping w/o doing a share/post on the new clothes!

We did a kitchen re-do years ago and I said if we ever did construction on a house again, I would move out while it's being done. Ha!

Just a quick note to say, can't wait to see the finished product.

Wanted to thank you because your little pep talk with Ginger has inspired her and she passed it on to moi. We are more determined than ever to loose weight and get healthy!

Have a great Easter with your loved ones!!!

Love,
Roselle

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