The Great Exodus

One thing leads to another and yet another, life smacks me firmly in the face and here I am. Getting past all the crappy excuses, the last few months have been the final push to get out old house on the market.

One of the many projects at the old house was to redo the front entry steps. Big plans were scaled back to be a bit more realistic in time and expenses. The project still took longer than I had liked, but it was ultimately a lot of fun and an interesting challenge.

A shot of the front steps after refacing.
A shot of the front steps after refacing. All edging is oak and cut by hand.

Other projects at the house included a full paint job, inside and out, every room ceilings and walls, including the paneling in the basement. There were a few landscaping things dealt with, power wash the exterior walls, and concrete. All the carpet removed and we found hardwood floors in great condition in all of the bedrooms. New carpet and vinyl in appropriate locations. Yup, we even paint a bath tub and made it look great with the right paint and patience.

Not only did the house go on the market, we had two offers on the second day, one of which was well over our asking price. With all this and more behind us, I can finally start working on more planes and other woodworking projects at the new house. Oh and hopefully more Instagram and blog posts too.

All that really matters is the top of the sign SOLD.
All that really matters is the top of the sign SOLD.

Thanks to our friends and family for all the help!

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