Monday, June 8, 2009

Knox Hill Project: Weekly progress report



Of course with our annual antique sale we were only able to devote one day to our house in Cincinnati/ Greg did the obligatory yard work and I concentrated on painting the east facade. Finally we have the paint going up the entire side of the house and the result is as I expected, the colors make the house appear "taller" I am looking forward to the install of the new drip board and trim board on the lower part of the house.

We also selected the paint color to replace the grey currently used on the foundation. The color , from Valspar's National Historic Trust line of colors approximates a "brownstone" color, which I think will 'ground' the house better visually and is in the same family of colors as the body color of the house La Fonda Copper ( pumpkin) and the gold of the trim.

5 comments:

Bob said...

Looks awesome! You can almost hear the house saying "Thank you, thank you..." :)

Paul Wilham said...

We are in a "big stretch" project with this painting project. My goal is to complete this elevation by the end of the month.

Getting the outside 'buttoned up' is an obtainable goal but we still have to remove the later side porch and there will be considerable exterior trim work yet to do. I have been "pre building" the Mansard rook for the porch and hope to get back to finishing thet project once the painting is done.

Bob said...

Is the existing trim in OK shape? I was doing some roof flashing maintenance (scraping, wire brushing, sanding, re-fastening, caulking, priming, and painting) over the weekend and notice I need to do some repair to a few of our (Tudor) timbers. I have had great success in the past with Abatron's WoodEpox and LiquidWood (http://bit.ly/sKybT). Stuff works great -- have you ever used it?

Paul Wilham said...

When they 'updated' with the siding they put over the original they removed all the corner boards and base trim. What you see are thinner boards. They also "yanked out" the lower wooden drip edge. So I am looking at replacemnts with correct depth materials. I use Albatrons all the time. I was fortunate that the original trim board is by the slate. That woudl have been a "bear" to remove and replace!

Bob said...

Well, it really looks amazing already. I love the color even more now than when you first posted about it. Thank you so much for saving this house!