Wednesday, October 9, 2013

House makeover 2008 and now new paint --update

Here's another repost with a up-date , we started to makeover in 2008 , to me till 2012 to get it done on the outside and this year we got the inside all painted too --sssss0000 the make-over is done at least for the next 1o years OR until Ciejay comes up with another house HONEY DO list .LOL It's been six years since we remodeled the house and moved into when we came to the LOS in 2004 , We did a lot as you have seen in the past post , we did what we knew we could do quickly, so we could move in as soon as possible and have been satisfied with the way it looked all these six years . Paint doesn't last forever in the Los with the ho
t and humid weather and of course the long rainy season, sooo it (the house ) was in need of a fresh coat of paint . We call our house (home) a bungalow , and have been happy with it , but now after all these years we thought we would like something a little different , and as we talked about it and looked around we thought we would like a cottage style house , of course we can't just tear this one down sooo we had to turn this one into a cottage . We have started and the following pictures are some of the work already done and still in progress , some folks say it looks like Disney Land and I think it does a little , but we love it so far . There is lots more to be done to complete the the Make-over, and then a fresh coat of paint (not sure the color yet), and every time we look at what was done , we see something else we want done , we are going to do work also on the decks and steps and will redo the waterfall and pond , and some (not a lot ) on the landscape and garden , I like it to look as natural as possible with out getting out of control I like wild grass and flowers and vines and even some weeds , I don't want it to look all manicured and perfect , If we don't cut the grass for a month I still think it looks good ( that's just my opinion) and Ciejay likes it too and that's all that matters ,really . I will take more pictures as we go along , and will put up, with a short post , take a look at the pictures and Please live a honest comment about what you think . I alcolmknow to some it looks like I've lost it , but what the heck , we like it , and here in the LOS we can do what we want and don't have to worry about the neighbors , the laws and the , restrictions and permits and no Bureaucrats telling me what and how I can do with the property and house that we own I guess that's another reason why we are" Retired in Thailand and Loving it." Malcolm and Ciejay

8 comments:

MJ Klein said...

hi Malcolm,

well i think your home looks great, and if you want to paint it pink and purple, i say more power to you! i can't believe that anyone would make disparaging comments about your home, no matter what they think. i'm looking forward to seeing more photos as you make progress on the projects. take care Malcolm.

Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

MJ, sorry about not commenting on your blog , BUT I do read everyone , thanks for kind words and I think I'm done on the place for a few years you know unless Ciejay comes up with a list then I'm her handyman lol

Malcolm and Ciejay Burgess said...

MJ, sorry about not commenting on your blog , BUT I do read everyone , thanks for kind words and I think I'm done on the place for a few years you know unless Ciejay comes up with a list then I'm her handyman lol

Newt said...

I remember when you started to spruce-up your home [making it more rustic looking]. We don't live in Los Angeles, but there is a neighborhood there that has several examples of "storybrook" style [like from a Disney film] homes, with exposed timbers on the exterior. It looks wonderful.
Ken C.

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Lise said...

Wow, I love what you've done! The wood is stunning, and the color a perfect compliment. I really like the table and chairs too...the flowers are a perfect accent to the wall colors! Nice job. The initials are an extra special touch:)

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Looking so beautiful.Great concept!
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