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!