The unpacking never ends. Who knew we had so much crap? Oh yeah – I did.
I think a trip to Goodwill might be in order.
So there are a number of issues that are starting to come up as we finish more and more. I think we have decided to paint the outside of the Brick House. The bricks have been left unmolested throughout the last 50 years, but the house seems unfinished – and a little depressing.
I really liked this porch makeover featured on Martha Stewart’s site from the Blueprint article. I definitely want a yellow door, and love the idea of painting the house white with dark charcoal trim. Well the Boy and I will have to fight it out – he wants to paint the outside dark gray…which might work with white trim…aaaaaaahhhhhhh. Its so hard to decide.
We still need to get a new entry system for the front door. I hate everything I see – and I’m not sure how to cover this big hole on the inside. We still have the real estates office combination coded key holder attached to the outside handle – it blocks the hole…
And then the leftover wall heater holes.
I guess we need to patch them in – but I’m not sure where to get wainscotting to match. So I thought maybe we could build like a little inset bookshelf. Would that be weird – should I make the hole bigger?
Something like this…but nicer?