I am regretting the ripped out soffits, although they need to be replaced in order to install modern attic ventilation and squirrel defense system. Much of the wood is as sound as it was when it was milled over 100 years ago. Everybody on pinterest is making mantles and kitchen islands with reclaimed wood and it's a pity to throw old growth oak into the trash, but finding a place to store it, for some as-yet unplanned project is problematic. Then again, all the original bead board wainscoting is still piled in the basement, waiting to become something. In order to feel productive, I made a board at Pinterest about it.
|Soffit with original green paint|
|A few more like this and we'll have kitchen shelves|
Saturday, the carpenters arrived at 07:00 and got several hours of work in before the most torrential of downpours happened--and the house with the attic exposed and no gutters.
|This is as far as they got before the rain started|
They also put up a some swatches for us.
|We think we prefer the one on the left|
Painting the porch ceiling will be another DIY, although it's possible that blue will look great against the yellow.
|The same paints on the sunny side of the house.|