Saturday, August 24, 2013

We've got some front...

The front of the building has been painted!  We think it looks fabulous, and it's definitely a vast improvement over what it was.  At some point the previous owners put brick coating over the existing real brick.  We're guessing it was because in 1978 a car plowed into the front of the building taking out the front steps and probably damaged the brick in the front.  Brick coating only lasts so long, and its expiration date was fast approaching.

Just to remind you what the front looked like before:

And now:

Now to get the trim around the front door painted, new aluminum around the windows to replace the rust-stained old stuff, and our new awning, and it will look even better!

The new front doors look great, and we can actually lock them when it's humid or rainy, unlike the

old ones which were almost completely worn out.  Our contractor couldn't save the old transom because it was too rotted and damaged, and I was a little heartbroken because I like to keep things original as much as possible, but once I saw the new transom he put in, I got over it in a hurry.

Here's what the door used to look like:

 And here's what they look like now:

Stay tuned...more improvements coming!

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