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Backyard…feels like home.

Sorry for the absence as of late; moving and life and such. We are finally home! We still have a bit of work to do; but we are home, and it feels deliciously warm and cozy. Today was cold. It has been cold (at least for Texans) for the past two weeks. But today, despite… Continue reading Backyard…feels like home.

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Breezeway at night!

Just a quick update on our now complete breezeway. The lights are all installed (including the sconces, globes, and step lights) and the stone pavers are grouted. Warm, inviting, and aglow with light! Looking from the garage on into the mudroom. Looking from the mudroom back towards the garage. Love and hugs, Suzie

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Breezeway Update.

Our home and garage are connected by a graciously tall arched open air breezeway. What a pleasant way to come home and to exit out into the rest of the world. The breezeway is really coming together with the stained eaves, the supports in place, and the lights partially installed! Below: Looking from the house… Continue reading Breezeway Update.

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Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

We removed all of the overgrown bushes from the front of the house. Not only is it nice to have a fresh slate for new plants, but we can also glimpse back to the original exterior color. The painters didn’t paint the area behind these plants, and so we are able to appreciate the newly… Continue reading Quick Glance Back: Exterior Color Before and After.

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Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

The protective covers over the eaves have been removed and almost all of the exterior painting is fully complete! The front railing still needs to be replaced and painted white. Here are some updated photos from this morning. Stain color is Cedar Bark, brick color is Illusive Green, and trim color is Extra White. Below:… Continue reading Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

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Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

Our eaves are fully stained and they are just as warm, rich, solid, and strong as we had hoped. I love how the wooden eaves almost glow from within and envelope the house in a cozy hug; cheerfully welcoming, graciously kind, and lovingly peaceful; the same qualities I try to instill in each heart of… Continue reading Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

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Exterior Stain: Progress Report

The staining process of the exterior eaves and porch ceilings began yesterday. Not only did our painting group arrive a day early (hooray), but they also formulated a semi-solid stain mixture to match our original chosen semi-transparent sample. Our original semi-transparent stain necessitated three separately applied coats of stain to obtain the desired depth of… Continue reading Exterior Stain: Progress Report