This is our Big ole house, And it is sorely in need of paint, or siding. We have been torn as to what to do with it.
This house is about a hundred years old, and not much has been changed in it over all those years, we have tried to keep it as it was. This is our dilema.It makes more sense to side it with vinyl siding and be done with it but, then our house would look like everyone elses in town, not to mention the same color, as siding only has a limited array of colors.
We decided to do the less wiser approach, we`ll spend a couple years scraping, painting and replacing the boards in horrible shape. We`ll keep our house looking, ummmm old.In a little over a week, we have accomplished priming and painting the front porch. Next summer this wonderful porch will get a new floor. next week, we will be moving up, above the porch.
The funny thing was, yesterday morning while sitting on the porch having my favorite Folgers Vanilla Biscottie coffee, we had decided the wiser choice, siding it, when a big new gold cadilac pulled up infront of the house. A man got out of the car came up to skip and said, " I am so happy to see you restoring this house rather than slapping up vinyl siding, so many old homes in town have fallen to the vinyl trend." He has 3 old houses in town that he is restoring. he also offered his help if we run into a big bull work problem. This is what i love about small towns, we had never seen this man before, but he offered to help.
So, anyway, we are going to do the long and grueling task of painting this monstrosity............because we love this house. (when we are hanging from the roof edges with a scraper in our hands, we may not.)