With our renovation deadline approaching, everyone is doing a mad dash to finish the interior--painters, electricians, plumbers. Everything is moving at warp speed, and I can barely keep up. When this journey ends, I just want to sit on the porch with a giant margarita and relax.
A quick recap: Just a few weeks ago, a few windows had been replaced, but the shake hadn't been installed.
Stacked stone will be installed on the remaining bricks (round room). Then the clean-up will begin--it will be epic with 99 degree temps and billions of leaves.
Last week, shake went up on the garage elevation. A fresh coat of BM White Dove will freshen the garage doors. The plan is to eventually add shutters and a cedar trellis (over the garage doors).
Our next project: repurposing and adding curb appeal to the old carport.
It sits beneath the (2nd story) screened porch--and it has a great view. I've been picking up outdoorsy vibes for this space, maybe a potting room, but I've been tossing out other ideas. Bandwidth thought the room was too far away from the kitchen to be used as an grilling space.
Above the stone walls, the area is open. Bermuda shutters may feel too beachy for this mountain home, but they are attractive and would allow for ventilation--I'm not sure how much protection they'd give during a thunderstorm. Still, they haven't been eliminated.
Another idea is to screen the area.
But we have time to think.
The next few weeks will be a whirlwind. I still haven't chosen a paint color for the lone brick wall (shake won't be going on the southern elevation), and I need to (lightly) faux paint five sconces.
Bandy's job is to repaint the Adirondack chairs.
Hydrangeas and ferns are waiting to be potted . . .
I'm looking forward to feathering our new nest.