Getting closer and closer to the finish line with Parkwood doesn’t mean there aren’t a couple of mis-steps here and there. But overall, it’s still going well.
No matter how good you are at making color choices, sometimes they don’t look as good on a wall as on a paint chip. Carol found that out with the front entryway. The dark gray paint, combined with the dark rocks, makes the long walkway to the door look rather cave-like, and the lovely shade of turquoise does not pop when it’s way in the shadows like that.
So, the plan is to paint the entry the lighter gray of the trim and find another door color (I vote for coral, to go with the limestone, but actually, I don’t have a vote on this one!). We’re looking forward to seeing the new choices and to seeing the home completely painted.
The kitchen, though, has worked out really well. The backsplash is in, and Ray chose a classic white subway tile. It makes the kitchen bright and neutral, ready for whatever accents a new homeowner would like to add. The floors add the touch of warmth the room needs. All that’s left are the knobs on the cabinets, and those went in yesterday after Carol visited.
We are all excited that the skylights are going in today. Woo! And wood stain has been chosen.
This is what makes rehabbing sad houses so satisfying. When we see where this house has gotten to, knowing how it looked before, it seems like magic. However, it’s just a lot of good planning and hard work. In this case, also many dumpsters.
We hope you are enjoying your own projects, not stressing over holidays, and enjoying magical transformations wherever you find them.