Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend Project: A Snowball

We thought it was time for a change around here on the outside of the house.

I know it seems like a small thing, but the little things can make a big difference.

Of course those little things, like staining cedar posts, can also become snowballs rolling downhill.

That is true of this project as well.  Because obviously if the new stain looks that good in the front . . .

It needs to be done in the back as well, right?

Rhetorical question.  Of course you do the back.  Now the ceder looks great (except for the screened porch which we will do another day).  Can you tell a difference in the posts in front?

What began as simply staining our cedar posts a deeper brown is turning into door painting and house painting.  The red tone above the door has got to go and the door needs a fresh coat of paint.  I used chip it (upload a photo and it creates a paint pallet for you) and came up with some possible colors.

I really like Cardboard to cover the red and mahogany for the door.  I think I'll paint the rocking chairs and table while I'm at it.

No stopping now that we have started, so expect more exterior updates soon.  Oh, and please excuse the plants.  It was a very hard winter and everything died back to the ground.