EXTERIORIn last week's FLUPDATE post I revealed the exterior paint colors by Dunn Edwards. We're going with Riverbank for the body of the home, Swiss Coffee for trim and Dark Engine for accents. Here's hoping it turns out looking something like this gorgeous abode!
In looking for inexpensive ways to create a charming and stylish look, we're also going to add window planter boxes similar to this!
I'm super into period appropriate design and making conscious decisions to nod your head at all that came before. The original, solid wood front door was screaming to be saved. We chipped off layers and layers and LAYERS of old paint (only to find the door was once red, which totally rocked my world) and threw a coat of Dark Engine on it hoping it would be that easy. Welp, it wasn't and was totally unforgiving so we're starting over on trying to restore her. They just don't make hand carved solid wood beauties like these anymore. And actually, if they do, they are like $600! I can honestly tell you I think a huge reason this house spoke to me like it did was because of this door!