Sunday, September 29, 2013

Before/After Back of My Cottage with New White Paint

It looks less scary now, doesn't it? The white is only primer in the first photo. Trim around the two doors on the balcony is being replaced with Azek. The long board under the doors running the length of the decking up there has been replaced with Azek too. Luckily that area was well protected with flashing behind so nothing in the sheathing was damaged. I have to be more diligent in the future about not letting deep snow go unattended next to the house. I will have to get out on the balcony with my snow shovel a lot sooner instead of just waiting for it to melt. It won't be a problem now, but I still want to do everything I can to take better care of things around here.

I have some real estate appointments this afternoon. See you later.
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Anonymous said...

Rosemary, you are most kind to send all of these photos of every angle and each phase. Enjoying the vicarious thrill. Your darling Cottage is becoming "more." Who would have thought it possible!
Happy day of rest

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looking nice, Rosemary. How is Webster?

Carol said...

Coming along beautifully. Are you going to paint the lower stucco wall white? That would really bright up the area under the upper deck.

Content in a Cottage said...

No, the basement area will remain gray. It was never is a skim coat of pigmented stucco with the color built in that was skimmed over the foundation. I can't even remember what it used to look like. Baby steps. I like the contrast of the white over the dark gray.
xo, Rosemary

Carol said...

Makes sense, Rosemary. Sometimes painting stucco ends up being more of a pain since you have to maintain it -- it does kind of defeat the purpose of the pigmented stucco. Love the white siding. I'm stuck with one color with my HOA. Luckily it's a taupe/greyish color, so at least I like it! Did change my wooden deck railing from a redwood stain to white. Make such a huge difference. Can't wait to see your home when the painting is finished.