updated victorian house exterior
Photo: Christene V.
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Based On Original Drawings: After

Who: Christene V.
Where: Bele Plaine, IA

I set to work taking off the aluminum siding, praying with each pull that the home's original cedar lap siding would be salvageable. It was! We then replaced the first and second story screened-in porches with beautiful wood columns. We recreated a set of grand steps leading up to the front porch and converted a half bath back into a porch. For four weeks, sun-up till sundown, we scraped, sanded, repaired, primed and painted this lovely lady until she was back to her original splendor.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $1,000 to $5,000
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