More progress has been made on our new home! The barn red paint is finally gone, the front door is a pretty shade of aqua, the shutters went from basic black to a tranquil warm gray, and the overgrown shrubbery has been transplanted to another area of our garden. Doesn't it look better? (To view the old color scheme, click HERE.)
Soon, new garage doors and gutters will be installed. Then we will take a break on the exterior until the spring when we'll add foundation plantings and redo the driveway. I also plan to place terracotta window boxes in the three front stone window wells. How sweet will that be?
In the meantime, we have plenty to keep us busy inside. In the kitchen area, old windows are coming out; new ones in new locations are going in.
The window, below, will eventually be over our sink. I look forward to having a view of our backyard while doing the dishes. The kitchen in our former house didn't have a single window!
My studio has a new skylight. Soon more windows will be installed on the outside walls.
Having been a rental for over a decade, our cute cottage was thoroughly neglected. I am truly enjoying bringing it back to life. As you can see, we are far from being able to cook Thanksgiving dinner here, so we will be traveling a bit over the next week. However, in a couple of months, we look forward to having a house warming party and hosting many gatherings of family and friends.
Wishing you a warm, wonderful, and family-filled holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!