It's been a while since I've been on here, but figured I would share some updates! I moved into the parsonage this past summer, and have been working on it ever since
... A nonstop project for sure... It took quite a while to empty the parsonage of my friend's things (it was storage for them), but once it was cleared out everything was so much easier to evaluate... Since summer, the house has been completely rewired, new plumbing roughed in, heat put in (a couple days ago
), and just in general little touch-ups here and there amidst the massive task of making it livable while demuddling the many, many remuddles. With that being said, the interior is still a construction zone of fairly organized chaos... (hence the lack of interior photos
) And the exterior still has MANY repairs that have to be done. Down the road the roof and one wall of the foundation must be replaced, but for now I'd trying to patch and stabilize.... I must also admit I'm guilty of spending time on cosmetic things like shutters and doorknobs and a little paint when I should probably be more focused on getting the core issues fixed... But its just so nice to come home and see the house all bright and happy with repaired, repainted shutters and fresh paint on the front door!
Oh, and for the record I know the colors aren't near historically accurate, but when it comes to color I just like going with what makes me happy. The main house will eventually be painted a pale minty/creamy green.
My general rule of thumb is that I'm not taking out anything original, but if something is missing or has already been replaced, I'll likely replace it was something old, but it might not be technically 100% "correct". For example, the door knob/ plate dates to around 1905, which isn't what it would have originally had, but I love it regardless.
So anyways, here's a bunch of photos of the progress so far
Original shutters were found in a crawl space beneath the church!! Oh and the porch railing was salvaged from a home that got demolished down the road. The spacing needs to be fixed and they need to be mounted, but you get the idea... Porch columns will also (eventually) be replaced with historic ones... (vs. the wimpy 4x4's there now)
Front Door: Before
Front Door: Now
Front Door, Interior Side: Before
Front Door, Interior Side: Now