I’ve not posted much about our Dutch colonial project,
because lately, all our progress hasn’t been that photogenic.
We’re talking framing walls, beefing up beams, etc. . . .
. . . which has to be done, but it’s just not that exciting (sorry, G.O.)
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The good news is that he’s finally bringing excitement back!
Yes — it’s time to complete our garage’s makeover!
Our plans are to turn this homeliness . . .
. . . into something a tad more cottage + charming, like this . . .
. . . using white vinyl siding, + lots of it.
Yes, that’s right — I said vinyl.
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Okay, okay. I know. Not cool.
Nothing screams “VINYL SIDING” more than an errant J channel!
What’s a J channel, you ask? Here ’tis:
The good news is that at least one vinyl siding company . . .
makes vinyl trim that eliminates J channels + thus, doesn’t LOOK like vinyl!
So, off we go to the local build-o-rama, to order.
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You know that occasion,
when you’re telling the male sales associate +/or your husband
what you envision + what you want . . .
. . . + they’re looking at you blankly, as if you were speaking Martian?
Of COURSE, you do!
That occasion was happening to me at the build-o-rama.
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Time for lil’ mama to punt + go to plan B.
Here’s plan B:
4′ x 8′ sheets of real wood.
We are going to trim it out with real wood 1 x 4’s + 1 x 6’s,
which is going to be awesome.
Next, we’ll stain everything with solid color stain,
which comes in 100’s of scrumptious colors.
I’m currently searching for the perfect pale, pale gray, like this, for the siding:
What do you think of that black door?
I like it! A lot!
If I don’t have the nerve to pull off black,
a medium-tone gray would be cool, too:
Or, if I’m feeling particularly adventurous, a gray-blue would be awesome: