How to Paint Door Hinges

My Mom purchased a small house down the street from us. We spent several months updating the house prior to my Mom moving into her new home. We are so glad she lives close to us. ☺️

The door hinges were mix-matched. Some were brass and some were silver. We ordered new black doorknobs and wanted to paint the hinges to match so we decided to spray paint them black. Continue reading “How to Paint Door Hinges”

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How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

This blog post is one of a series that describes how we updated the house my Mom purchased a down the street from us. We made several improvements to this house prior to her moving in.

Preparing the Floor Surface

First, we removed the old flooring. There were several issues. It was raised in some areas and there were gaps (with years of dirt and grime) between the planks. Continue reading “How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring”

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How We Replaced Exterior Doors

Mom purchased a small home down the street from us. We made several improvements to this house prior to her moving in.

Part of the renovation process was replacing exterior doors and in one situation, replacing a window with a door. Continue reading “How We Replaced Exterior Doors”

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How We Replaced a Window with an Exterior Door

Mom purchased a small home down the street from us. We made several improvements to this house prior to her moving in.

Mom wanted to replace a window with a door to enable her direct access to the carport. Continue reading “How We Replaced a Window with an Exterior Door”

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Installing Simulated Stone on the Exterior of Our House

We used Hermitage simulated stone manufactured by Horizon Stone. We purchased this from Jenkins Brick in Pellham, Alabama.  We also used Argos Custom Blended Masonry Cement; the color is Savannah Ivory.

We love this simulated stone because it looks like real stone due to the variation; there are so many different shades and shapes. When we were renovating/adding on to our house, we actually traveled to Chattanooga to see this stone on a house.

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Building Our Boat House/Dock

Boat House

This is our old dock (and house before renovation). 😳 Neal added on to the original dock and added the steps when we first purchased the house. (This wood looks newer in the picture.)Here is another picture of the old dock on a beautiful day!

Dock construction begins…

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Interior Construction of Our New Addition

New Addition Pictures

Below is our new master bedroom. I like this picture because it was my makeshift office. It worked! Through the studs on the far right of the picture is the master bathroom, where the garden tub will be installed. Continue reading “Interior Construction of Our New Addition”

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