If this project relied only on my efforts, I’d be twiddling my thumbs waiting to show you the finished project next week. I’m not saying I could have done any of this on my own but I’m just enough of a go-getter that it would have already been done aaaaaand I wouldn’t have taken on an entire exterior. but, details… This is week 5 of the One Room Challenge (a 6 week challenge) and I honestly don’t know if I’m gonna be able to pull it off. PS you can see other week 5 guest posts here.
Last week I showed you our siding being replaced. They finished up on Monday afternoon.
This picture is from an Instastory. Hence Linda.
Since we can’t plant our new shrubs from a couple weeks ago (don’t want them to be trampled with the painting) we decided to update our mailbox.
I wanted something a bit more substantial than the 4×4 posts you can get at the hardware store so the hubs bought 2 4×6 posts and made one himself. I showed him this inspiration picture:
and used these guidelines and got to work.
I added numbers to the sides with spray paint and a homemade stencil. I copied the look of the numbers I got for the house from Drop Cap Studio.
Here’s the to do list. I forgot it last week.
remove plastic shutters
new windows (obviously not doing this myself)
new siding (same)
update trim around windows (again, not DIYing)
paint house (how about I just put a star next to things I plan on doing?)
paint front door * ME ME ME!!
re-trim backdoor glass *
make planters for beside the door * us, us, us!
install new lighting*
pressure wash path and porch* THANK YOU PAINTER!!
install new house numbers *
plant some new plants *
update mailbox *
make shutters (maybe)*
spray paint back porch fans *
paint garage door *
update back patio space *
trim trees *
When I cross things out it makes me feel better. It’s the planting after the painting that makes me feel a little overwhelmed. I can’t wait for it to all be done and for you to come back and see it next week.
As always, thank you to the sponsors for this down-to-the-wire One Room Challenge.
And thanks for reading, friends!