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My project today is incomplete, as you will see, but sometimes part of the answer is found in a new question. That is exactly what happened while trying to minimize the impact of an architectural style on our porch and deck. I thought it worth passing on that sometimes you just have to think out of the box.
Last week I posted pictures of our front porch with a paint question, what color? The desired end result was to help this country home settle more into the background. My genius friend Paula at Pondaliscious Plants, who can do this, said, “Why did they use THAT style? Take the ball finials off!” Within an hour, actually on his lunch time from work, my husband had taken a jigsaw and removed them all in the front and the back.
You will have to overlook the obvious need for pressure washing and paint. We have been traveling for a month, and then today, project day, it poured. We have not totally decided on colors, but will paint or stain the steps brown, keep the railings white? and paint just the door? I’ll post the results on a future Met Monday.
Below: BEFORE with finials screaming against the natural landscaping:
Below: AFTER with the finials removed. I think it is more fitting to the Vermont countryside this way.
Below: Now, what color to paint just the door? (The other one needs to be done, too, so ignore that color.)