Monday, February 21, 2011

Metal Building

Metal building renovation project started with a new staircase, so that I could access all of the nice storage in the loft area. Previous access via a leaning ladder was never a good/safe option, with the result being that I didn't go up there much. Also ended up adding a railing along the edges of the loft for more safety, which can be seen in the pictures below --- and all of the above was eventually painted.

Followed with massive cleaning and decluttering and organizing. This is the load that went to the dump and a similar (slightly smaller) load went to the Salvation Army. Less is more, right?

Here is the area post-cleaning.

And here it is with the spiffy new cushioned floor for dog training and everything else. For those who might wonder, these are just foam squares that interlock like puzzle pieces, which I purchased at Sam's Club --- and I put down the whole floor myself in about 90 minutes.

Hooray --- another BIG project completed!! The large metal building (quonset hut) on my property had become more of a large storage unit than anything else in recent years. I don't have any pictures of the total mess that it was, but you can probably imagine lots of piles and containers of stuff with very little rhyme or reason to what went where. I have always wanted to be able to use the building for other purposes (training my dogs, entertaining, etc), so a major cleanup and cleanout was in order. Happy to report that it was less painful than I feared and the results make me much happier than I could have anticipated. Thank you to Joanne and Tray and Dustin for all of their help with this project!! I couldn't have done it without you.