Well here it is. Up until a few days ago everyone knew this house as the little red house in the park. Now it's the little black house in the park.
So far we haven't heard a negative thing about the color change. Everyone that walks by has given a positive shout out. The neighbors have not said a word either way so who knows what they really think?! The important thing is that the house desperately needed painting and it's done and we love pulling into the driveway now. It has a cape-cod feel now and the shingles really stand out.
This is the back step area. Larry added the porch railing and we painted the old light fixture red. You never even really noticed the railing on the roof before either. Now it stands out and looks great. Overall I think it came out well. We spent right about $500 on paint and supplies. A huge saving from the $3-5k estimates we received.
In other news...
I cannot ever thank you enough for your prayers and well-wishes for Melinda. She underwent her chemotherapy last week and is emerging with flying colors! She was warned that she would have skin lesions but has come away with none. She is SO strong, you wouldn't believe it. She is going for short walks and continues to be positive and serene. She actually cheers me up! I love her so much and can never pay you back for your love and prayers. Really, you are the best.
And in other news...
We've been helping Alex and B renovate a 1940's house and it is coming out so nicely. I can't wait to share photos with you about that whole adventure.
And in other, other news...
Country Living magazine is planning on shooting my house. A big thank you to Catherine for submitting me.:)
So that's all. Thank you again for your prayers and have an outstanding weekend. xo