Last year when we had our kitchen done, we also asked Scott, our awesome contractor to look at our gable. We had asbestos siding up there! A bitch to move and dispose of, but since we had so little of it, we just paid for it, and moved on. This is one of those classic stories of starting a remodel and ending up going whole hog, and it was expensive. Well, not expensive, but I had not budgeted for it. We were only going to fix the trim, and Scott built the new grill, and that white area under the top bracket (no idea what actual terminology is), and we designed that exaggerated dentil moulding business together too. Anyway, he was looking at it, and was all: Michelle, you need to change the siding, it isn't fair to all the new trim. So we chose cedar b/c I couldn't decide what color it should be.
|I stripped and painted that window myself. Never again! All of the siding had to be stripped and re-painted. We hired someone for that job.|
When it was all done, we had our painter come and do the trim up nice and bright, and the porch, and the masonry. I hated that burgandy so damn much, but really I love that green more than anything! I think it would look amazing with black and white tulips against it, but I digress.
|We still have the old fan, and old door in this image.|
I changed the fan since then, and the plants have gone gangbusters. See below.
Nice detail of the work Scott did. I heart dentil moulding so much, but we couldn't find anything with the right proportions, so he just build this.
|I have purchased a rosemary to replace that ill-advised butterfly bush on the right, but I have not actually done it yet.|
Remember when we went to Spain, and I fell in love with the gardens at the Alcazar? Well, that was totally the inspiration for the balls.
|Chairs that my dad made.|