I still struggle with my decorating style and the historic charm of the house (aka: annoying dark trim, plaster walls etc)...but I'm trying to just let go and see where it all takes me.
The last few months have been full...major job changes, the loss of my beloved aunt paddy, the joyous weddings of friends, birthdays and a few weekends away. 119 remained pretty much the same- save for some minor storm damage from Hurricane Irene. As we settle into the new season and our weekends become a little less full we hope to see some serious progress on the home front.
I'm most excited about the front yard/porch and its already in progress makeover. We aren't quite finished but I wanted to give a sneak peek...
|The front yard BEFORE|
I am so incredibly over excited about the new house numbers that I can't just give a sneak peek. I have been collecting these floating house numbers for months and was actually able to score a few at Goodwill. I envisioned them floating but wasn't quite sure on what. I thought it over until I was able to find all three numbers and decided I wanted to place them on a really cool, stained piece of wood. I happened to find this example on pinterest and I was completely sold. I chose a red mahogany stain from Sherwin Williams (30% off sale) and took a little trip down the block to the local hardware store for the wood and hardware.
|The board didn't quite fit in the car so Mike walked it home (luckily it was just a block or two)|
We still have yet to:
- Hang the new (antique) door knocker (which I am way too excited about...story to follow)
- Frame out the door and window
- Hang a glass storm door
- Paint the window sills a bright white
- Update the old (10$) porch light
I can't tell you how incredibly inspired the new bright red door, classy house numbers and the changing leaves have made me...<3
ps- thank you incredible husband for using your fall break to spruce up our neglected front yard. you've made me very happy (and probably the neighbors too).