20 July 2009

Before & After - Charleston



Vanderhorst St., Charleston, S.C.

I found another "Before & After" shot for you. This time it is mine.

The house was covered with old white fiberglass shingles when we bought it, which happily covered unpainted wood siding that was in surprisingly good condition. My brother Jim and his girlfriend Cheryl (hi Cheryl!) drove the VW van from Vancouver to Charleston twenty some years ago, had a nice lowcountry holiday and painted my house blue right after hurricane Hugo power washed it for us.

When I end up spending every long weekend painting and joke that my house is held together with 170 years of thick paint, it is because it is the truth.

That is my brother up there on the top of the ladder. Shudder.