First, why didn’t ya’ll tell me about all the typing errors in the last post??? Terrible. I need to go back and fix that. I hate typos. I must have been more tired than I thought! Ok, back to regularly scheduled program…
I need some advice. Opinions. Something.
Hunter and I are in a debate. Let’s set the stage.
Here’s our house right after we moved in and re-landscaped almost 3 years ago. We can’t believe how small the plants look in this picture!
Pretty simple. There’s a walkway now that starts where the cat is standing. Yes, I need more pictures.
Anyway. Here’s a closeup of the front door.
And the shutters
What do ya’ll think?
Here are a few questions that are running through my head. Am I obligated to paint the side doors (which you can’t see until you go in them) black too? They were painted white last spring to cover up a terrible painting job of…yep, faded green. Ijiots used interior paint on exterior stuff. Don’t get me started on how bad the porch rails look.
And if we were, by some off chance, (meaning one of you have a darn good reason) to leave them green, can I put a black porch swing (a project I’m in the middle of) on there with my wood rocking chairs? (Note: swing on one side, rocking chairs on other). Oh, and here’s a duh question. If I paint the door black, can I leave the door frame white? Stupid I know but I think I can. Otherwise, it wouldn’t match the trim, right?
And if the door, shutters and swing are black, is that going to look weird with my wood rocking chairs. The swing was in bad shape. I’ve been sanding it to remove the peeling, aged, yuck green and was going to stain it but that’s not going to work so it has to be painted some color. The chairs ain’t going. Those are my second Mother’s Day present and I love them. A lot. Cracker Barrel rocking chairs rock. No pun intended.
And just for the record, the railing on the porch and handrail is white. Not my choice. Stupid people before us did that. I also have plans to eventually sand the front porch and just stain the floor I think. Or some kind of whitewash stain if that makes sense.
HELP! I need HELP. I’m getting close on this little swing and I need to know what kind of paint to buy! I’m a decorating moron and yes, this qualifies as decorating in my book. The porch is the first part of your home that people see and despite my kids’ refusal to keep it clean, I want it to look nice! I want it to feel like a comfortable place to sit, have some tea, read a book and just relax.