The leaves changed quickly and are all but gone now, I wish I could’ve enjoyed the colors for just a little longer. I love how grown up the little nineteen hundred house looks against the fall shades, the dark and gloomy days suit both it and me 💕
There will be black shutters at some point, we would love for them to be real hung working shutters and could probably pull it off upstairs because it still has the original solid wood windows and storms, but doubt how useable they would be with the modern full length screens downstairs, I would have to open and shut them from the outside (ugh..haha) and knowing how lazy I am, it would be a zero light dungeon house 98% of the time. (also why only update ½ of the windows?)
..but the actual 1900 house is a completely different story. We decided to have our little wooden house painted and in the process we’ve come to discover several things.
1: Our little house has cedar siding 😍
2: So glad we hired this out, because every aspect I’ve witnessed so far looks like hot misery ..at least that’s the opinion from my comfortable view on the couch.
3: 100’s of color chips is at first super exciting (oh wow, possibilities!), then somewhat frustrating (zero agrees on which color, so we resorted to “let’s write down our favorites and see which ones overlap”), and finally it’s pretty terrifying (second guessing our dark dark color choice and hoping it doesn’t look like the Addams Family house of the neighborhood ..and ultimately kinda not caring if it does!)
4: Outside changes have us changing and reshuffling inside as well. Piles for sorting, keeping & donating. There are things that haven’t been gone through in years, we are finding so many forgotten and misplaced treasures, along with lots of things that have us wondering why we’ve held onto them for so long. I guess you just get lost in living, and accumulation is a side effect.
5: The emotional unpacking and breaking up with your stuff can be an unexpected and enlightening bonus to something as simple as housepaint.