Hey everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  We had beautiful weather this weekend, which was nice since it was my sweet little lady’s 3rd birthday AND Ribfest! My kids just love going to Ribfest, and look forward to it all year.

Isabella enjoying the wading fountain at Ribfest on her 3rd birthday

I also got a tonne of work done on the veranda, which I’ll be showing you later this week.  We’re getting very close to being ready to paint, and I think I’ve decided on colours.  A few months ago, before we took possession, I chose some colours for the house which I shared with you in this post.  But what can I say?  I’m indecisive.  I’ve changed my mind.  
So here’s what should probably be my final decision on house colours.  Most likely.  Unless I change my mind. 😉
Ok, first of all, you have to picture it all with these shingles, not the horribly ugly brown ones that are on our house now.  We’re going to need to re-shingle in the next few years.  
The brick will be painted with “Pepper Tree”
The surface of the veranda will be painted in “Mount Everest”
The railings and columns will be painted white (I haven’t chosen a specific white yet)
The handrails will be painted black (again, I haven’t chosen a specific black yet)
My mom and dad gave us a couple of Adirondack chairs that they were retiring, and they’ll be getting a coat of “Soaring Eagle”
Our new front door will be painted “Mozambique”
I picked up this fabric from Value Village for $7.99, which I’ll be making into pillows for the Adirondack chairs:
This is the light fixture that I’m planning to install.  It’s really quite big AND it’s on sale this week for $20 off!  Sweet!
We’re also thinking about putting a picket fence around our entire property.  
And I’m going to build some wooden urns to mimic the style of the bottom of our columns, similar to these:


I also really, really, REALLY want to make some black and white striped curtains to surround the veranda, like these:

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I want to make and install some window boxes:

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And some shutters for the windows (only in black, not the blue shown):

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So that’s the (new) plan for the veranda.  What do you think?

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