Time for a change
It's time! Yes it's time to make some changes to the outside of our little cottage. Nothing major like building on the front porch that 'Mr Fixit' has planned for the future or the screened porch that he says he's going to build later this summer...no....it's time for a new paint job. I never really liked the blue when we moved in nearly a year ago but when the lilacs started to bloom this spring the blue color started to look pretty good! BUT...I've decide that it's going to be something totally different. I've been wracking my brains trying to come up with a color that REALLY 'hit's me...you know...one that has that wonderful 'Country Cottage' feel. The one that seems to stick with me is a pale yellow. Then I start thinking maybe just a plain white. Then I thought of an old fashioned green. Now I'm totally confused. One thing for sure...unless we get hit by hail or a tornado...the roof is going to remain brown for the next 10 years AT LEAST and the trim will always be white since the windows are trimmed in white aluminum and vinyl. I guess I should hit the big 'home improvement stores and get a few pamphlets but I thought I'd just throw this out there to see what you wonderful followers and visitors think. What color do you think would work for our little 'country cottage'.
I'm open to all your suggestions and ideas......PLEASE....don't be shy!
The 'dirt work' is nearly done and we're almost ready to put in the steps and sidewalk then plant grass.
I put these stones in place for edging (ouch I swear my arms are about an inch longer than when I started). I don't like straight lines in my garden but these stones were too HEAVY to get fancy with curves plus Mr Fixit want's to build that porch across the whole front of the house one day. This will serve to keep the future mulch from being washed away. I'll plant two smaller shrubs on each side of the steps to soften the straight lines and the sidewalk will be curved.
Half of the depth of this stone is burried!
Here's a view of the gable end. See the scalloped shingles?
It would be interesting to see these painted a different color.
Maybe we need 3 colors?
What do you think?