Portuguese Palace transforming to Cozy, Scandinavian Acreage.

 

I have always wondered how difficult it would be to create a photo essay.  The last two weeks of renovation adventures in the Okanagan seemed like a fitting subject for me to attempt such a project.  So, after a little research and a desire to capture the experience thus far without writing a book, here is my first attempt at a photo essay depicting the beginning of the renovations of our ‘Portuguese Palace.’

 

 

Leaving Vancouver Island with a load resembling that of the Clampetts moving to Hollywood.

 

 

Disguising myself with the cats eye glasses.

Disguising myself with the cats eye glasses.

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A trip to town to purchase a power saw and back to saw back the Juniper forest so we can get in the driveway.

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Hacking back more Juniper to discover the front of the house.

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These things are knarly.

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There are stairs under there.

 

 

 

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After 2 days of non-stop sawing and clipping and hacking we open up some of the view.

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The Juniper forest is gone.

 

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The trees must got says the inspector. I agree.

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First, we relocate the birdhouses that were on the trees.

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We call in the experts to do the job.

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Gaining evermore view and light.

 

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Out come the bay windows, in comes the view.

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Note the shag carpet. NIce.

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Front of the house needs work.

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The office.

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Must work among the chaos to fund the project.

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Fine dining sans view.

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An array of tools, filler and paint.

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Hours of door, hinge and handle remover to ready the cabinets for painting.

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Dated brass hinges ready for a makeover.

 

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Cabinet doors after first coat of paint.

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Check out the sky-blue, jetted tub. We decide to work with it rather than replace right away.

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Carpet removal requires lots of muscle, several loads down the stairs and two trips to the dump.

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Demolition and vegetation removal complete, view revealed. Now for the transformation……..

 

One thought on “Portuguese Palace transforming to Cozy, Scandinavian Acreage.

  1. Cindy Hewitt says:

    Oh Lauraleah… what an adventure…. I must come visit when you are complete… you are my inspiration.

    Cindy

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