So here she is. Not much to look at yet. In fact I hesitated to even put up a picture of the front of the house until we repainted. But then I called myself shallow and put it up anyway. The stars will come down immediately.
Because the trim is poop brown it makes the brick look poop brown. But it has an old Chicago brick vibe if you look at the brick by itself. To minimize poo and maximize old Chicago, the current plan is to paint all of the trim and the window surrounds a crisp white, add black shutters, and paint the fabulous double front doors red!
I'm hoping it turns out more like this. A girl can hope.
After a brief squabble Rob
caved decided that perhaps painting the doors black would create a cave like entrance and red would look much fresher and snappier. Good decision, hon. I've always liked double front doors and am tickled to have a pair of my own.
It's got good bones, but those 36 year old bones need to be stripped of popcorn ceilings, hideous marble tile floors, and several layers of ugly paint over ugly wallpaper. Ugh.
Yes, I mentioned the removal of marble floors from a home. You don't understand. Think of an elderly woman's spider veins. Then imagine those veiny legs also have gangrene. There you have it.
If you have this tile in your home, I sincerely apologize and can guarantee you would detest some of my quirky design choices. To each his own.
We're super excited to finally have a home of our own to do whatever in the heck we want to it. Our first three projects that I mentioned above are biggies that have been known to drive good intentioned DIY-ers to the breaking point. Wish us luck! Better yet, pray for us.