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Building Phase 5 – Siding

Exterior Trim – The Longest, Worst Project Of All Time, Ever

August 1, 2016

You can tell this is going to be good, right? Exterior Trim. Ugh, just typing those words makes me angry. I never thought that something could be so deceiving: it seemed so easy and simple and quick, and yet it was the longest and most irritating and the worst. The worst, I tell you!!!

About 10 years ago, Eric and I began staining wood for our trim…. Just kidding, it was only 4 years ago months ago, but you get the idea. Way back in April, Eric and I decided it was time to tackle the trim around the windows, the door, the metal siding, and all the edges of the tiny house. How hard could it be? Slap some stain on a 1×4 and screw it down. No. No no no. No no no no no no. No. Little did we know, we were about to embark on a four month long journey of misery and headache. Now, because this project took 4 months to complete, and I don’t want to think about trim ever again in my life, I’m going to try to make this post as compressed as possible, while still giving you a glimpse of this torturous process. Be thankful you’re only reading about it and not living it.

Staining a.k.a. Slowly killing myself with boredom and tears

Staining the trim a.k.a. Slowly killing myself with boredom and tears

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Heavy Metal

July 3, 2016

Soooo, maybe it’s been almost 4 months since my last post, and this blog is embarrassingly behind. I apologize for the delay in updates. Do you guys even remember what this blog is about? We’re building a tiny house, you’ve been coming to this site to follow along, and then you were abandoned about 4 months ago with no word on what was going on anymore…? Ring a bell? Yeah, sorry about that.

Yes, lots of projects are being worked on, but life got really crazy for a while there and the blog had to take a back seat. More like the blog was moved to the trunk and forgotten about…completely, for a long time. But now, I’m back, and we’re going to jump right in! I was planning a super long catch-you-up-on-the-many-projects-all-at-once post, but that seemed a little too daunting. Instead, I’m going to try to keep these next few posts a bit shorter. I usually try to wait until one project is completely finished and write about the whole process at once, but the next few posts will probably be about the beginning of a project with a follow up later on. Otherwise, I just don’t think I’ll get caught up! Continue Reading…

50 Shades of Green

January 11, 2016

Happy new year!!! After a great visit with family in Kentucky, we’re back and ready to keep going on the house. This is a quick post all about deciding what color to paint the tiny house. Thankfully I had about a million different colors to choose from…

How many dark greens can there be? I mean, seriously.

How many greens can there be? I mean, seriously.

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Let’s Pretty This Up! – Siding for the House

December 19, 2015

Over the last few weeks we’ve been slowly catching up on various projects on the tiny house. We had a door to install, one final window to put into the loft, an outside storage box to build, and a leaky window to fix. Once those smaller projects were taken care of we moved onto a biggie: Siding! Siding isn’t a biggie because of difficulty, but rather because of its transforming powers. This was really exciting for us to see the house change so much in just a few days, and it really looked so great. It was the first taste of seeing what this whole project could really turn into. (Be sure to read the picture captions, because I try to provide extra info and explain myself more.) So let’s get to it!

Cutting out the window hole in the siding.

Cutting out the window hole in the siding.

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