GETTING REDDER and A FASCIA QUESTION
Saturday was decently warm, so Ez spent the entire day painting. Endless painting! He uses a 6" roller for for most of it, and a brush to paint the edges of the battens and the many corners where batten meets board. It is time consuming, to be sure. The first coat on this front section of the house is coming along nicely -- the rolling work is nearly done, but there is a lot of cutting in to do, especially on the side of the house. Having the second floor now painted helps the overall effect, don't you think? It's coming together like I hoped it would, and that is such a happy thing. I'm all aglow about it.
The question in our minds now is what color to paint the fascia. (That's the white board that borders all the rooflines.) Should it be red like the siding so it blends in? Or should it be a light tan, like the chinking between the logs?
My parents' vote is to paint it tan, and then also to paint the window frames to match so the chinking color carries through all around the house. It is intriguing to be sure... but I'm worried it might be too much contrast.
What do you think? Input is always appreciated, and I'm in desperate need of opinions on this because I'm all opinioned out lately. I'm just making this up as I go along, and 90% of the time Ez says he has no opinion whatsoever, which I know actually means, "Let's just burn it down." Also intriguing...
Anyway while Ez painted, I played with Johnniegirl (she's talking a lot as of the past few days, which is fun!), dropped my neglected sewing machine off at the service center to get in good working order for some upcoming projects, baked some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for a church picnic and did some general cleaning. (Inside, not outside, obviously.) I still have not cleaned those darn porch steps. Oh well.
How was your weekend?