With a 3 day holiday weekend, and no rain in the forcast…we set out to continue the new trim color to the front of our house…I was still touching up when the sun set last night …..and this morning I can see a few spots I have to hit again……but overall it looks amazing and we are both pretty excited. While I was focusing on the trim, Jamie gave the front door a few coats of “Pumpkin” and we both knew instantly that it was a “No-Go”……kinda looked like neon gunshot-safety orange. The second color is called “Mandrin”, and although still bright…we both love it. It is set off by the brown very nicely.
The posts still need to be covered in cedar, and then stained the same color as the fence….Did I mention that we finally picked a stain color for the fence? Well we did…..a brown that is pretty similar to our house trim, maybe a little redder…”Russet”…I know, I know, all our colors have food names. It was supposed to be semi-transperent…….but it really isn’t. Jamie sprayed/brushed the front of the fence…and we may pay someone to do the rest. Apparently our year old cedar is very dry and sucked up stain pretty quickly.
Doesn’t it look great??!! Our carpenter wanted $1600 to paint the eaves and garage, of course he would have been done in a weekend……but it has only cost about $200 in paint and supplies for us to do it ourselves….and we will be done before the real heat of the summer.
Now, I just need to attach cedar to the ceiling of the patio and too surround the columns, and I have designed some modern looking shutters that will mimic the look of the fence……and finish painting the trim on the last quarter of the house too……I’ll post some new pics as soon as I reattach the lights under the eaves….I sprayed them rather than brush…so they won’t be stuck together when we have to change bulbs. I know, pretty clever……