Monday, August 3, 2015

Dormer Update

 Bright and early this morning, before the heat set in, my GC and his crew worked on the dormers.
A 2.5" band of trim was added to the top to give a little breathing room between the dormer roof and the shake, and the shake itself was tidied up.


My eye keeps going to the long pieces of shake in the upper corners, but sometimes it's best to leave well-enough alone. A project can suffer from too much tinkering.
Besides, only a bird will see the shake up close.

So, we've gone from this

to this


to a sort of Goldilocks Zone.
Catch up on the dormer saga HERE.

Thanks to Medana for sending the photos this morning!

20 comments:

  1. I think they're perfect!! Cross that worry off your list!!

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    1. I want to tinker SO BAD. LOL This reminds me of the peanut butter chocolate swirl bars that I made the other day. I wouldn't leave the swirls alone, and things got progressively worse. I think life is telling me to stop swirling and nitpicking and go pick some flowers. I'm in my 60s, and it looks like I shoulda learned that by now. Better late than never.

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  2. Yep, you can tinker too much. They are perfect! All your hard work and planning and they are marvelous!

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    1. The guys are returning early tomorrow morning to work on Dormer 2--the Big Dormer.

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  3. You remind me too much of myself, so I'm guessing that you're driving yourself nuts. I always obsess over things that most people would never even notice. If it weren't for blogs, I would think that any project undertaken by my husband and me were the only ones to go haywire. Hang in there!

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  4. The house is rustic, and the dormers can be that way--but tidy-rustic, if that makes sense. I hope they look better in person. I haven't seen them today because I'm painting sconces. Oh, the mess. It's epic. lol Taking a break while they dry.

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  5. Don't think you could go wrong either way. Are you finally painting the master bath sconces? Fingers crossed on that!

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    1. I put it off till the last minute. But I just finished the second glazing. The bird mirror wasn't gold-toned (like it was pictured online); rather, it was ORB with hints of gold. 5 little, old sconces, and I'm reaching for the Advil. LOL

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  6. Looking good. You're right to leave well enough alone. Your house is going to look wonderful.

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    1. I was really hoping you'd see this, Yolie. Thanks so much!

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  7. I can see what you were pointing out, but yep, best to leave well enough alone. Being OCD can suck sometimes. ;)

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  8. Yea! They look great, Michael Lee. I'd check it off and move on. Things are really coming together for the ranch. You've done an amazing job on this project. Pat yourself on the back!

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  9. I love the Goldielocks zone! Looks great! Yay!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. It's like fixing your hair.... you keep messing with it and eventually you're left thinking you should have just left it the way it was. It looks great :)

    xoxo,
    rue

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  11. Ok....miss #6...............see?? everyone thinks it looks great. No more worry!!!

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  12. Love the white trim, it's the icing on the cake!

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  13. It's so easy to hyper focus over each step when you're so close to a project. The dormers are going to look wonderful when your house is completed! Keep Calm and Drink Daiquiris :)

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  14. I have found that obsessing over things gets me nowhere but frustrated. Your dormers look good so it must be time to move onto the next project.

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  15. I love the dormers. One less thing to worry about now...
    Sam

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