Monday, September 19, 2016

Finishing The Finishing Touches

We're getting closer and closer to our home sweet home. The siding guys finished weeks ago...sorry for the post delay! Nate worked last weekend to get the columns secured and caulked before setting his mind to the back porch. We still need a ceiling on the front porch, which will likely be bead board. Traditionally, the ceiling of a front porch is painted sky blue. This is what Nate tells me at least, and typically, he's done his research.

We need to order house numbers, which will likely go above, under the porch soffit

We just ordered a vintage French mailbox to be wall mounted to the right of the door

If the mosquitos weren't so bad, we'd be lemonade sipping on this here front porch

Choosing outdoor lights was another fun decision because we both liked these the best
Then there's the back deck, which has been purposefully left out of tours and photoshoots, because it just wasn't much to look at, nor could you walk out on it. But leave it to Nate to find someone selling 16 year old ipe (a tropical hardwood great for decks) for CHEAP. He drove to Slinger 2 weeks ago to buy enough for our smallish deck and now we can safely step out the back door and walk down the steps. We love you Nate. You're a wood rockstar.

To buy new ipe, we would have paid more than $5 per lineal foot. This was $0.50 per LF

I wasn't sure I'd like the weathered grey look, but I do!

A weaving project for another weekend

After a fair amount of debate, we decided to go with cedar posts and cable railings

These steps are as steep as code allows
For a human (canine) touch to end this post, here's Ries:

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