Summer vacations went pretty well. I worked on fixing small things in the house.
Pruned all the trees and got rid of all the branches. Pressure washed the fence and re-stained it. Pressure washed the flagstones along the sidewalk. Refinished a window that was in fairly bad state. Built a window screen from scratch. Cleaned up my front porch adding some furniture. Fixed a few concrete cracks around the house and repainted. Also completely refinished the air intake grid on the floor of the main entrance (it was disgusting really). Refinished the door step. Fixed some electrical, updated the street number and a few other small things…
After stripping the paint, using wood petrifier & wood epoxy, repainting the window inside and out and finally reattaching the new window screen.
View from inside
After trimming the trees I made little bundles (like 20 of them) to make it easier to get rid of them. I ended up renting a roll off dumpster with the neighbors to trash everything.
Power washing the flagstones. It took forever but the difference is clearly visible.
New street number using the color of the house
Removed the wood grid (picture below) which was disgusting, scrubbed & cleanup the air intake and painted it in black (because you know...)
A century worth of "I don't even want to know what that is" sticky dirt. Actually had to use a dremel tool + hand filing the whole thing
After cleanup. Staining with a tiny brush...
Door step. Wood plank was in poor shape and the paint on the flag stone was just wrong. Who paint such a nice stone anyway???
Three coats of stain later + 2 days of scrubbing the stone with everything I could find including muriatic acid.