Progress at the Dutch colonial!
Its first story is now sporting white clapboard siding!
We chose 3″ white clapboards, as that was original to the house.
Disclaimer: I say “we” chose white, but it was my idea.
G.O. was not on board at first,
nor has he completely been won over — YET.
In fact, on more than one occasion,
when chit chatting with passersby,
G.O. has remarked, “That’s a LOT of white, isn’t it?”
Thankfully, everybody’s been pretty gung-ho about “all that white”, so far.
On Saturday afternoon, I over heard a guy-neighbor saying to G.O.,
“It looks like an old farmhouse!”
That’s what I had in mind!
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Anyway, speaking of “old farmhouse”, I chose to further evoke that look
with a siding change for our house’s back entry.
I’m guessing this structure is not original to the house,
which prompted the switch out.
I want our house to look as if it evolved over time.
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I can’t WAIT to get a light fixture hung over the door.
This morning, I’ll grab my credit card + order this from Home Depot:
I think it goes with my “old farmhouse” vibe,
+ that black is really going to pop against “all the white”!
We/meaning I chose black for the garage doors . . .
. . . so our back entry door
will soon be sporting some black paint of its own: