Sunday, November 6, 2011

Office Cottage : This old Roof



This past week we put up the roof on the office cottage. I had shown Tim a picture of Robyn Brown's (Magnolia Pearl) guest house.  Mentioning how much I like the old roof and siding.  He told Ken Babin about it and Ken said he had a "whole pile of that stuff" by his greenhouse.  He was nice enough to give me the old roofing from a shed they had torn down years ago!  He was happy I could use it.   And a bit surprised I was interested in it!
I for one was thrilled!  I Love the worn look of the old used galvanized metal roofing.  The guys were nice enough to pick the most aged pieces to be seen from the house!  The goal is to make a building that looks as if it has been here for years and has a story!


My job was to caulk the old nail holes, this was simple.  I used brown silicone caulk to match the rust.

Tim was concerned that a shiny new white ridge cap would take away from the feel, he suggested we fabricate one out of the left over roofing.  So the guys shaped one in minutes just using a 2x6 board!  It turned out perfect.

Goose makes a good on site journeyman!


At the end of the day I passed around the beer and toasted what I call "the most beautiful roof I have ever seen!".
Ken said "It;s all in the eye of the beholder Jennifer, but if you are happy with it then it is the most fantastic roof ever built!"  I love these guys!
Next up is windows and door...and yes, those too have a story!  Love, Jennifer

9 comments:

Funky Junk Antique Show said... Best Blogger Tips

i love love the roof!!
hollie

Sophia's said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait to see it all done! It's going to be awesome. Miss you!

Kristen

Irwin Floto said... Best Blogger Tips

Beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. I, for one, enjoy collecting old books. The old roofing on the office cottage you are building looks great. The vintage look certainly carries a certain charm.

Santo Caridine said... Best Blogger Tips

“The goal is to make a building that looks as if it has been here for years and has a story!” Well, I like that idea. Yeah, it’s in the eye of the beholder. I find it beautiful too. The old but newly installed roof looks so perfect there. Good job guys!:)

Eugene Caul said... Best Blogger Tips

You’ve made the right choice in using galvanized metal roofing. I’m sure that roof will still be reliable even if it is already old. This is because it is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions. Anyway, good job to you Jenny and Tim for making that beautiful office cottage.

Joanne Barragan said... Best Blogger Tips

You definitely hit the bullseye, Jennifer! I like your idea of putting a rusty metal roof on it. Now, the cottage has that rustic, homey field you’d expect and want in a house in the countryside. Great job! =)

Kermit Lukacs said... Best Blogger Tips

A “rusty roof’ is a style that some people used to apply when they want to give their home an older look. Well, I’ve got to say that the worn look of the metal roof you used goes well with the cottage. Now, it really looks like it’s been there for years! Haha! Great job, guys!

Cody Charlebois said... Best Blogger Tips

I like really like the idea of reusing an old roof and turn it into another useful roof. It turned out beautiful that matches the wall very well. Brilliant idea, Jennifer! Good Job!

Linda Wise said... Best Blogger Tips

I admire you for your resourcefulness, Jennifer. You were able to construct a simple but beautiful roof using a recycled and rusted material. You have proven that even an old and muddy thing can produce a beautiful outcome like this if we will only use our creativity. Thus, this can also be a good way of minimizing our household expenses.