Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a dry moment

wall before revamping
before

when i bought this little house five years ago, the garage was in bad shape with a leaking roof. for five years, i have had a little dream of fixing it up and having a place to explore printing and printmaking.

this bungalow was built in 1944 and the garage was built directly on the property line against the rock wall which lines the perimeter. to rebuild it, i would lose five feet of space due to modern day easements. to restructure it from within was the best solution.

using the material that i have is important. i don't want to contribute to the landfill. last month, i finally had the leaking roof redone. (the old metal is waiting to be used for a carport which will be my last phase on this project.)

wall after revamping
after

this week, the crew reframed the back wall and used the polygal polycarbonate that i had left over from my old house. the wideplank wood will be used on the walls inside the garage.

workspace/interior before revamping
before

day 2 of revamping
after

when i came home from work on friday during the flash flooding in central texas, i sat under my nonleaking roof and had a dry moment.

1 comment:

nikkipolani said...

Oh, I didn't know you'd saved that polycarbonate -- this is a fantastic use of it!

My Caldwell's Pink is starting to bloom and it makes me think of you. How are your roses, Dawn?