Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This & That Projects; Out of Doors, Y'all: 1

Now that the kitchen is alllllmost done-enough and we're legitimately into summer, I am trying to accomplish several smaller outdoor projects.

First up! Painting the exterior trim work around the windows and possibly the doors. Did I remember to take before photos specifically for this? I did not. Here's a generic before photo for a cold, distant reference.

[ here I was going to put a photo of the whole house to show how it looked before the trim paint, but it turns out that when I take a picture from the yard you can't tell much of a difference between the before and after looks. Huh. ]

I chose a green similar to one of the couple-three lichens/mosses we have around the property. It's less yellow to better coordinate with the siding. Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior, HC-119 Kittery Point Green, low lustre finish.

Since the two large picture windows on the front of the house and a couple of the windows in the mudroom (which is an amateurishly enclosed porch) are white vinyl and the rest of the windows are white-painted wood I decided to leave the windows themselves white and just paint the moulding.

I'm going to be straight with you and say that from a distance, i.e. in the yard, you can't see much of a difference. Partly because the first floor is half a story off the ground and there's deck railing in the way to boot.

Among the project for later this summer are making the front door higher, so we can use a door mat inside (right?) and making the exterior door in the mudroom (described above) closer to airtight... well mostly we're going for rodent tight. Yeah. Ugh. Renaissance Handyman Nick is on tap for that project and when those are done there will be some repaint magic going on those, too.

STATUS: Five of the eleven windows are done! Balcony door trim has been done, too. It's Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior, HC-166 Kendall Charcoal, low lustre finish.

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