HAHA, Vinnie and Benp, I got the idea for the light fixture on pinterest and the shabby site. I think that if we visit those sites under the cloak of "artist" we won't loose our man-card. Got the idea for the red windows there too.
Those windows are cypress repurpose windows from old New Orleans houses. That's what all the old houses were built with down here back in the day. My Dad scored those for me.
Hey, thanks to all of you for the compliments. This is my first building structure and I would have never done it if it weren't for you-tube. I got ALL my info there.
Also, the siding is from some trees taken down from my parents yard. I had the arborists load the 14-foot logs onto my trailer and I had a saw guy come to the house and cut all 1-by boards. Got 1,000 board feet for 350. I hustled the treated piling cut-offs from a builder. Was easy to level the floor foundation by trimming the tops of the piles with a chainsaw.
I'll keep you posted on how it comes. Been fun. I started in May. Ready to be over now.