Brandon is teaching a late class tonight, so the four-legged boys and I traipsed out to the house on our own to see what was going on. And hey, we have garage doors!
And yes, they are glaringly white at the moment – more on that shortly. Also today, siding got put on the main entry porch area, and the door that had been the main construction access (through the garage) got moved to the front door location:
Of course all of this will be red eventually (as will the faux-dormer at the top right of the pic below), and there will be a concrete foundation poured for the little entry porch – I think that is supposed to happen later this week. For now, it is fun to see this whole side of the house coming together!
Let’s take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?
Ugh, on second thought, let’s try to forget that ever existed.
So about those glaringly white garage doors – obviously they are going to be painted, since right now they stick out like two big ol’ chemically whitened buckteeth. Since my post yesterday generated generated the most comments ever (y’all like to talk about paint!), I thought I would share my current conundrum.This whole side of the house (in fact, the whole house period) will eventually be red with brown trim. Steven and I had discussed that it might be nice to do something different color-wise with the front door, to make it stand out and look warm and welcoming. One idea we considered was a warm golden color. With that in mind, today we discussed colors for the garage doors, and the first thought was to make them match the main door. Of course, I went to my trusty “doodle in PowerPoint” approach (I know, I really need Photoshop, right?!).
Of course, there is the same caveat as yesterday that this color will look different on every individual monitor – but it is supposed to be a dark goldenrod. After seeing this, I am thinking that maybe the doors will “stick out” too much? We really don’t want the garage doors to be the focal point of the house… The other idea Steven mentioned would be to paint them the same color as the brown trim on the rest of the house:
I can’t get the brown to match quite right, but you get the idea. After doing these doodles, I am leaning away from the yellow I think… Anther idea might be to match the red, but that might be a little too red-tastic. But it would certainly make the doors “go away.” What do you guys think? Other ideas?
Update – red doors for your consideration!
Update #2 – this one is for Scott K:
And this one just popped into my head and I’m sort of enamored with it:
I may be having a bit too much fun with this…
Update #3 – red doors/brown trim & vice versa! OK, I really need to stop now.