I wanted to share with you some updates we have been doing on our little guest house on the back of our property.
When we bought our 1400 square foot home on five acres seven years ago, it wasn’t because we were in love with the home. Here is what it looked like the day we bought it…
Actually, I didn’t like it at all. But what I DID like was the beautiful 5 acres and the quaint little “house” on the back of our property.
I immediately envisioned the cutest little white cottage guest house on the back of our property, but unfortunately, I knew it would be a long time before we had the money to freshen it up. So for the past seven years, as we have been transforming our ranch home into our little Kentucky farmhouse, our little guest house has been sitting quietly in the back of our property. We’ve used it mostly as storage, until last year, when Jonathan turned it into his recording studio and began living in it. :)
Our goal this spring was to at least get the outside painted, even though it may take a while to re-do the inside.
So last week, we began prepping the outside of the guest house by power washing the whole thing, and replacing old rotted boards around the trim and on the decking. After it was cleaned and repaired, it was time to paint.
We painted it the same color as our house, White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
Today, Adam painted the cinder blocks “Ebony Fields” by Valspar, and also put one coat of paint on the deck to “seal” it right now. It’s supposed to rain on Friday, and we wanted to protect the wood on the deck.
Adam broke his phone and is trying to earn money for a new one. He did a great job painting!
Here is what it looks like as of tonight. We will be removing the old brown gutters and replacing them with new white ones. And we will be removing the lattice work below the front porch and doing something a little more appealing.
I have been documenting the process on my Instagram stories, so I put them together in a little movie to share here on my blog. You can watch it below.