Yesterday a.m. G.O. went to our fixer upper, as usual.
As you may know, we’ve been in demo mode, inside . . .
Our very, very naughty ‘before’ bathroom.
. . . so I was a little surprised when he came home for lunch
+ announced that he had spent the a.m. tackling the garage roof!
I just switched from house re-do mode to garage re-do.
Look at the inspiration I found:
Vertical board + batten siding from Certainteed.
For our garage, I want vertical board + batten siding like you see here ^^
. . . in white, please, like this:
Nothing says cottage quite like board + batten siding!
Look closely, + you will see the highly-coveted garage door arbor
(or is that a pergola?)
No garage door should exist without one . . .
. . . + every single one would have something climbing + flowering on it, like this:
What’s prettier than the blue flowers of morning glories? Nothing!
I also think all garage doors should be a color.
I think the dark door ‘pops’.
Our door may be 1 of the 2 siding colors I have chosen for our Dutch colonial house re-do.
Remember, the garage will be white + cottage-y!
Sterling gray from Certainteed.
This will be the 1st story of our Dutch colonial.
which will be on our house’s 2nd story exterior,
hopefully in shingles if our budget allows.
Of course, I can’t decide, because that’s how I roll.
Another ‘must-have’ for the garage would be
your roof spire, like this:
Kay’s tan door, brown arbor + roof spire.
If you want your own cool roof spire . . .
. . . a fab antiques store in my former town has a really nice + very affordable one!
I blogged about the shop last month:
Call Karen Tucker @ 815.440.4931 + ask her to set it aside for you!
Artifacts Antique. Art. Accents.
221 W. Washington St.
Now the exterior lights!
I’m going to insist on something industrial to flank our garage door.
What say ye?
The Original Warehouse Gooseneck
from Barnhouse Electric Co.
The gray of the galvanized metal would complement my gray garage doors.
People. This company has the most fabulous light fixtures.
Their motto is ‘Where Vintage + Modern Collide’ . . .
. . . I love it!
Anyway, here are more light fixtures in my most favorite color, ever . . .
Sinclair 12″ gooseneck.
Oops. Didn’t get the price.
Esso 10″ gooseneck
Darn, forgot to get the price.
Pretty cool, no? Well, feast your eyes on the light fixture I really, really want:
Seaside radial wave 12″ gooseneck
$237 each. :-O
I’ve always thought that red is a great accent color when one has a gray house.
My very 1st house sported that color scheme!
I think it’s time for the sequel!