Not a beautiful picture, but the truth... we are moving along nicely on our new house on the Oregon coast. There is a lot of work to be done and a lot of ideas to be put into action. We are journaling the process of turning this wonderful place into a home, not just any home a home where our creative spirits can grow and a home that speaks of our ideals. We are working very hard...
The gardens are wonderful, full and plush, and equipped with surprises but first you have to find them under the berry vines! The property was left unattended for some time and we are slowly finding the gardens underneath.
The wood deck that extends around two sides of the house was very slippery from all the rain and time. A little pressure washing and the wood looks beautiful again... I am bringing a couple garden motel chairs on our next visit, we need to sit and enjoy it every now and then.
We are replacing all the windows with these... the old original windows were already replaced at one time with poor quality ones, so they have to go. We are putting in some windows that open outward so we can hear the roar of the ocean. In some places we are putting windows where there was none and in other places taking windows out and covering the walls. We have not started doing any trim work yet, I love trim and molding and want to design something really great that makes all the windows look great.
This is right around the corner... and this is why we work so hard. The beaches are so beautiful, the trees are so beautiful and the house will be beautiful someday too. There is something very gratifying about taking on a project like this, we could have purchased a house that someone else did, but then it wouldn't have our spirit like this one will.