Monday, February 17, 2014

Outside Paint

I took some photos late this evening while
 it was a wee bit on the dark side
but I wanted to post a little something so 
bear with me!

I will take some more tomorrow during
the light of day because it is
definitely brighter than these photos show.
Only the left side is painted but
the rest is primed, ready and waiting!

Before, during Summer:

During (left side after) in dead of Winter:

I LOVE how crisp it looks!

Our roof is actually a light cream tin and
the color of the trim complements is perfectly.

{the trim is still in primer except on the far right in the photo below}

We decided to paint our front door black but not
 until we build the new front porch which will
span the entire left side.

We (he) had to rip the old one down because:
A. He kept hitting his head on it.
B. It was rotted and poorly constructed.

Obviously we still have A LOT of work to do!

We temporarily took down the picket fence so we could
work on some other stuff.
I need to bleach and power wash it (vinyl)
then we're bringing it into the yard another foot or so.

The past two days we "detoured" and worked in the yard
instead, cutting down a big nuisance tree
and the root ball of its offspring.

I'm pretty sure our neighbors think we're nuts because
all we used to cut down that 60 foot tree
were a ladder, a sawzall, tie-downs and the truck.


Then we cut back our Crepe Myrtles and 
transplanted a few into my 
"newly designed" front yard.

Like I said, we still have
A LOT of work to do!

Once spring hits, the yard will green up, my
newly planted bare roots will blossom
and the house will almost be complete!

Complete... that can't come soon enough.
I might be dreaming but hey, every day is
one day closer, right?

See ya soon.

xo, Amber


  1. That is looking better already even partially done, Amber! I love the soft color. It will look great when you get the fence back up and the plantings all abloom. Can't wait to see it all you can't either- xo Diana

  2. I do like the color you chose. It's going to be lovely when you finish.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

  3. Looking good so far! I can't wait to see the landscaping too. We're needing to do some work in that area and for some reason, that type of work is so overwhelming to me! Interior, no problem, yard work.....ugh!



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