11.28.2012

MORE SIDING


Thanks to a turn in the weather over the weekend (brr!), this is where we still are with the siding. So we have just one coat on one little section. Oh well -- it's something different to look at for awhile at least, and it helps me to visualize the final product and the exact landscaping needs a lot better. (Needs more evergreen!)

My photo editing skills are lacking, but I promise the color really is less orange and more cranberry than it may look on your screen, and like I said before, it will darken as we put on subsequent coats. While I actually really like it in person (and Ez does too), I feel the need to defend or over-explain the paint color a lot on this blog -- maybe it was the lack of reaction my last post got, or the comments I've gotten in the past about red being a bad choice. But let me just say, my first mistake was buying this house. The second was posting all about it on the internet for the world to see/judge. But I still don't regret this paint color choice.


Side note: The foundation under the kitchen is not designed to be exposed, so it will be covered with brick to match the porch steps.

This didn't turn out to be much of an update... so, hello! How was your Thanksgiving? Johnnie loved partaking of her first Thanksgiving dinner (she was 3 months old last year), and her favorite part were these parmesan spinach ball things that are her great-grandmother's holiday specialty. (She did not eat any of the turkey, because she's kind of a self-proclaimed vegetarian.)

More to come soon, I hope!

15 comments:

  1. I haven't commented in a while, so I thought I'd say hi! We vacationed in DC a couple of weeks ago, and I kept wondering if I was anywhere near you guys. :-) As an aside, I think the color is spot on. Now that it's up I can see how it's going to work with the logs and brick and porch, etc and I LOVE it. :-) You guys are doing a fantastic job. :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you weren't far if you were visiting DC. Next time, stop by!!!

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  2. I'm not sure that I've commented here ever, but have been following for a while and just wanted to say I really like the red! I think the door and siding on the right side will definitely help to unite both sides of the house. I've really been enjoying seeing the process so far! Can't wait to see what's to come! (How do you guys have the energy to do this??! Great job!!)

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    1. Hello, hello fika! ☺ Thanks for saying hi and for the encouragement.

      We don't have all the energy we really need to do this, which is why we've slowed down quite a bit the past two years... but we can't quit now, halfway through! One thing that IS energizing though is looking at past photos and seeing how far we've come. Seeing the paint on the house and loving it has also been a motivator lately. Progress leads to more progress, I guess!

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  3. It's funny because we're considering red and SO many people have tried to talk us out of it. People keep saying "it's going to look like a barn!" -- aren't folks smart enough to distinguish between a house and a barn??
    I love the picture of the closeup - you can really see the pretty color in that one.
    This is making me very impatient to paint.

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    1. Your house would look cute in so many different colors! I'm impatient for you too. ☺ Can't wait to see what you guys choose, even if it looks like a barn.

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  4. EK:

    I like the red, it's my favorite.

    Jen, I see your point. If a woman wore a red dress, would she also look like a barn?

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    1. Thanks Mel! Glad to have you on board.

      That's why I don't wear red dresses. You just never know...

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  5. Oh, I quite like this red as well. I couldn't quite picture it from the last post but I think this will look really nice, especially with a few more coats darkening it slightly. Honestly, it does look a little bit like a barn addition to the house to me, but I like it like that! I bet it'll wear really well too over time.

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    1. I like it like that too -- it's supposed to look a little barn-y, since it's a rustic old house and all. Glad to have you on the red train!

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  6. Okay, so I've never commented on your blog, but I've read along for a couple of years. I love major remodels like you have been doing and so I love that you a. bought a terror of a run-down house and are turning it into something beautiful and b. that you've blogged about it!

    The red is going to be awesome. And who cares if no one else likes it (or that some do?) - if you & your husband like it, that's all that matters! (and I like it too!)

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    1. Hey, nice to meet you! Thanks for following along on this terror of a project! ☺

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  7. I actually love the red! Now I feel bad for not telling you that sooner :-)

    I actually laughed out loud when you said "But just let me say, my first mistake...". I am still renting and I actually envy the journey you are on with bringing your house back to life! I can't wait to tackle something of that magnitude someday - you guys are doing an awesome job!


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  8. First let me say that my house is cranberry red..........it does take a couple of coats to really see the color it is meant to be. My husband was skeptical but in the end he loves it, too.

    Also, just remember you have your entire life to create the the home you dream of. The cliche that life is a journey is really true. Enjoy it.

    I say put a wreath on the door, count your blessings and enjoy the holiday season.

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    1. You are a wise woman, Deborah E. (Would love to see a picture of your cranberry red house!)

      Door wreath is forthcoming. I went to our favorite farm stand for an evergreen one last weekend, and they didn't have them yet.

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