Lots of things that we need to do. We also want a little deck/ pergola situation in the front yard to act as a mini front porch, but that can wait. We are going to paint a wall in the master bedroom (that they painted as an accent wall) ourselves and also paint the dining room walls white.
The thing that I think is going to make the biggest impact, aesthetically-speaking? The exterior paint job.
I was perusing Apartment Therapy the other day and came across this wonderful article about how an exterior paint job can make a difference. Read it here. Check out these photos I snatched from the site:
Isn't that an amazing transformation?
We plan on using a version of the dark gray for the majority of our exterior. We MIGHT use an ivory for the trim, but we may just use the dark gray all over. We will paint the front door Tiffany blue and will also paint the pergola the same blue once it is built.
Here are some examples of grays and ivories and Tiffany blues used together:
|I just love the way that blue pops.|
|The lighter color does not make as big of an impact, but it still illustrates the look.|
|Not really dark gray, but the door color looks lovely nonetheless.|
The solid wood front door we have is less than lackluster, so my next project is tracking down some ideas to spruce it up. I don't want to get rid of it, but I am open to replacing the hardware in addition to the inevitable paint job.
See ya'll soon!