While everyone else is showing lovely interior shots, beautiful cushions, flowers and the like I thought I would show you these um, "inspiring" pics.
What's that saying - renovation is not for the faint-hearted! These are a few pics to show how slowly the renovation process is. Mr CH began this part of the reno cottage months and months ago and due to the inordinate amount of rain/flooding we have experienced lately, it became one of those jobs left, but always on your mind and has only recently been finished (sort of).
Mr CH decided to cut and patch the rotten boards with some boards kept from our old house renovations and some new treated pine ones.
Leaking gutter above this point has caused this (below).
Looks worse than it is. All fixable says Mr CH. These posts have enough good wood on the other side to do the job. They have been cleaned out and pumped with a bit of wood hardener ( glorified pva glue) and will be braced on the other side with metal brackets. Some wedges have been hammered under to elevate the beam slightly as well.
Looking good! The new patchwork wall with the new treated pine weatherboards on the bottom row to help prevent rot. A new veranda ledge has been added on top as well as the old one was too far gone.
One petrified rattus which I pulled in half trying to remove ( I've already eaten my breakfast).
Should I mention (domestic) rats make wonderful pets.They are so affectionate and good fun for kids. Our darling rats Oscar and Otis (RIP) of the dove-hooded-down-under type. We got three years of love from them and would happily have more if we didn't have a dog now.
Can you tell they're boys?
Hope everyone has a fun weekend, the rain is trying to clear up.