Our siding project still has a few items to cross off, but we have made a lot of progress. I wanted to share what’s been completed so far, and what’s still on the docket. (In case you missed it, you can see the before and my inspiration here.)
Phase 1 Update—New Siding and Trim, New Exterior Lights, New Mailbox
The siding has been installed! The blue looks great. It is a really deep, rich blue. I am very happy with how it turned out, and the extra wide trim looks great. It adds a nice level of contrast to the house, which is otherwise a bit of a big box. I really like how the arched trim over the door looks, and the new light fixtures from the Home Depot complete the look. They also add a lot more light than before.
We also have a new mailbox. Dylan’s dad worked some amazing magic on this one. We had the mailbox itself, which we used briefly when we first moved in. However, it wasn’t the most functional. The slot to put the mail through was tiny, and to remove the mail, you had to open the back with a key, which usually resulted in the mail falling out onto the ground. So, my request to Dylan’s dad was to close off the back and make the lid open on a hinge. Oh, and paint it the same teal as the door would become. It was no small order. In just a few days, he came back with this beautiful piece!
Phase 2 Update—Painted Doors
I knew the red doors wouldn’t be able to stay long term, but we had to wait a few weeks for the weather to warm up. That way the paint would adhere properly. So, a couple of Saturdays ago, Dylan pulled the doors off for me. Many hours and a few coats of paint later, they look great. The color is Venezuelan Sea by Benjamin Moore. I have to say that the cost of the paint almost made me cry, but it was well worth it. The quality was top notch.
So, what’s still to come?
The trim around the second floor patio door needs to be painted. They had to use wood instead of the standard Hardie trim in order to properly support the door and allow for us to have a Juliette balcony or door guard installed.
The electric meter and pole that goes up the back of the house will be painted blue to match the siding.
They will touch up a few spots and smudges that happened during the installation.
There you have it! We’ve made a ton of progress, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.