Friday, June 10, 2016

Part Time Work

So we've (my hubby and I) work part-time for the neighbor, she wants her house just re-done. If we can't do the work we tell her. But right now she picks a project and we take a week to work on it. She pays us by the hour. Some projects take 4 hours, some take over 12.
This is how we are saving for a second car. Had to pause that for a wee bit and we are putting in a watering system in the back yard. Something we can't afford, but have been wanting to do it for years. Hopefully before our trip it will be all done and on timers????? We shall see.
So this has been a three part project. It started with painting the fire place. She will be getting a new insert so we didn't paint that. 

Part two was building a mantel. At first she wanted it painted gray, but I took stain samples over and they fell in love with a stain. It's Jocobean. It's a brown/black. very interesting, but it works well for this project. 

This is the trim she picked. 

Part three, she wanted shelves. These suckers took forever. From ripping them, she wanted a special paint job on them the distressed look. She saw it on something we did on our house, but she wanted a gray distress. Ok then. 

This is how it looks now. I would have stained the shelves. But it's her house. We just finished the shelves this afternoon. 

The paint job. 

Trim doesn't show up well, but it's the same as the mantel, just a smaller version. 

This was a past project. She wanted beds for her grandsons. Although now she has exchange students coming in. OY. Well at least she has beds for them now? 

Neighbor came over tonight and said we MUST do the paint job and trim on all future projects. We have this shoe tree project thingy to do, and shelves in the bathroom. OK if you like it that much. Although our next project for her is a picnic table and two side serving tables. But that will be in about two weeks, as we are pausing she is having septic issues and so she is working 12 hour days to pay for that fix coming up next week.
So this pause allows me to work on my own projects. I have a lot of things in the works, so stay tuned. 


Linda Heminway said...

Great job, I wouldn't put a TV over top of that fireplace, it's too pretty! But, each to their own.
I'm glad you are getting some extra work.

Linda Heminway said...

Great job!

Chriswife said...

You do gorgeous work! Wish we lived nearby.