When we started the window shopping process we quickly realized they were going to be one of the most, if not the most, expensive house projects. This led us to approach the project in stages in order to avoid financing. The first stage of windows made a big difference so we were anxious to get … Read More
I’m building a deck: Part 1
Up to now, the majority of the posts on here are older projects I’m just now writing about. However, while I’m catching up on the old stuff, I figured I should start posting a new and ongoing project: The deck. A back deck is something we’ve wanted since we first bought the house. Our patio … Read More
Windows round 1.2
There isn’t much to say about the window installation that wasn’t covered in the last post so I will just keep it short and show you some pictures. We are super happy with the outcome and we are looking forward to getting the rest of the windows replaced someday. I really like that screens cover … Read More
Windows round 1
We have been talking about replacing the inefficient, and less than functional aluminum doors and windows since we bought our house. We loved the look of them, but the windows are pretty much storm windows, and the sliding doors didn’t really slide anymore. Also, you could feel a pretty decent breeze when standing by the … Read More
I know this isn’t a new project since it was done a year ago, but I figured we should cover it here anyway because it was such a big project. Our roof project started out with us looking to repair a leak over our front door. However, once we talked to enough people we realized … Read More
from the spooky O’Cropolis.
Well that’s new
Nothing new and exciting has been going on inside the house lately, but things outside have gotten pretty interesting. Over the past few months the sewer lines behind the houses on our street have been replaced. Luckily for us the line didn’t go through our backyard, so nothing had to be done back there. However, … Read More
How I made those eyes
Someone requested a tutorial for the spooky house eyes. It’s a pretty simple process. 1) Go to an office supply store, like Staples or Office Depot, and buy several packs of black poster board. The bigger the sheets the better. 2) Place enough pieces together to fill the window and tape them together. Some trimming … Read More
Happy Halloween from the O’Cropolis! We’re watching you.
Hole in the wall
A while back when we were re-doing the door we removed an old window unitfrom the side of the house. This project was completed a couple of months ago so I apologize for the tardiness. The first thing we had to fix after taking out the A/C were the two studs that had been cut out … Read More