Look What We Found!

You never know what you’ll find when you start cleaning out an old home. With the Colclough House, Jennifer and I began this reno with getting all the trash off the property.
IMG_5670
The back porch seemed to be a cozy place for a passerby to take a nap. Unfortunately, we can no longer allow naps for strangers, so we kindly asked our visitor to find a new place. We moved the mattress to the trash pile. Later, he moved the mattress and some old clothes, so hopefully he has a new home.

The house came with an old carport with attached storage space. Our plan is to restore this carport including keeping the sliding barn door. We’ll add new support columns, electricity, a roof, and a clean workspace in the back.

First things first, the piles and piles of trash and treasures had to be removed.

Carport2Carport1

Carport3

We created a trash pile.

IMG_5721

And a salvage pile.

IMG_5722

Best of all, behind piles of vinyl windows, plastic shutters, and press-board cabinets, we found the original front door to the home! Isn’t she beautiful?!

frontdoor

And, lastly, this past week Jennifer and I began the demo to the downstairs kitchen. We had to remove the cabinets before our asbestos experts come on May 9. I was working upstairs when I heard Jennifer scream. I ran down to find Jennifer unharmed but startled. This passerby unfortunately didn’t wake up from his nap.

IMG_5781

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s