Imagine my very pleasant surprise on Wednesday morning,
when I show up at our project Dutch colonial
+ see that the bad aluminum siding is “going away”!
Compare + contrast:
So, it DOES look a little like a haunted house right now . . .
but can’t you SEE how fantastic the original siding + trim is?
The long-ago (C 30’s) carpenters who sided this house
were beyond superb craftsmen, I’d say.
Just look at the detail of the dining room bay angles!
Their precision workmanship is mind-boggling, don’t you agree?
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Meanwhile, our garden shed is now a dark-ish gray/blue.
At the Benjamin Moore store earlier in the day,
I opted to go with Blue Spruce,
one shade darker on the chart than my original choice,
Natch, I immediately felt a twinge of painter’s remorse**.
Here’s our adorable painting assistant, at the start of our project:
**At this point, I’m worrying that I didn’t go dark enough.
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Meanwhile, G.O.’s (unsolicited ;-)) observation was,
“I don’t think I am going to like this!”
I smiled, knowingly . . .
. . . because, at the finishing point, guess what!
HE LOVED IT!
I LOVED IT!
Here are G.O. + our painting assistant, relaxing after their busy day:
Please pay close attention to the vintage, white trellis in this ^^ photo op,
+ envision it attached to this side of our garden shed:
I love it!
I think we should plant a climbing Hydrangea on said-same:
As always, stay tuned!