Thursday, July 11, 2013

12 Lines

The front of our house gets hot in the sun and is faded and needs to be updated.  The door will be replaced soon, and the shutters and trim and garage doors are scheduled to be painted.

It looks shabby.  When we moved into the house it was shiny and new.  We only have ourselves to blame for the general dilapidation of the front of our house.  That and twelve years of sun.

I remember when all the neighbors were adding decorative touches to their front doors like door knockers and kick plates and fancy handles.  We were daring and nailed our house numbers right onto our metal door.  Everyone used brass accessories back then.  Now our neighbors are doing away with the brass; it is no longer in style.  Our house numbers are rusty.

In about a week the front of our house will be finished.  We will have a new door and the shutters and garage doors will be another color.  The sun will continue to shine on the front of our house, and in twelve years it will need to be updated again.

I wonder if we will be doing the updating.




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This post inspired by:

Mama’s Losin’ It

Prompt #2: Write a post in just 12 lines.

20 comments:

  1. It's fun to get a makeover for the house, but I always kind of miss the time-worn memories that get erased in the process. Lovely way to capture those details!

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    1. I know what you mean. We re-painted a room, erasing my children's height marks over the years. I transposed them to a piece of paper, but haven't yet added them to the wall. They keep asking when I'm going to do that. :)

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  2. Houses sound like a lot of work! I bet you'll love it when it is done though :)

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    1. Houses ARE a lot of work! Fortunately, none of this work will be done by mew. Which ensures that I will love it ten times more.

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    2. Oops! I meant to say me, not mew. Although that reminds me of my daughter's Henrietta Pussycat phase.

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  3. My husband and I were just talking about remodeling last night. It's definately not a job I look forward to!

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    1. Ugh. We did some general sprucing up last year on the interior of our home. I love the result, but I am glad that I don't have that to look forward to.

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  4. Doesn't look shabby to me! I like the curvy garden entrance. Very nice. Good luck with your updates, sounds like fun!

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    1. Thank you! It's remarkable what a little photo enhancement can do. ;)

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  5. There's really nothing better than home renovating- I want to see more of your house, please. Now.

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    1. I love the finished product. For about twenty minutes, because I'm fickle like that.

      I'm always apprehensive about sharing my home online. So much opening to judgment. Will you notice all the IKEA? The cheap lamps from Target? Is my kids' framed art too much? What do people REALLY think of my cork sculpture?

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  6. My house is over 85 years old and faces west. Needless to say, it could use some primping. Now that you are an expert, you may come over and spruce my house up.

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    1. Ha! Did I leave out the part where I said we are paying someone else to do this particular job?

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    2. I have no problem with you paying someone to come over to my house and spruce it up :)

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  7. Gorgeous house! What a great way to document what you're doing.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to see the finished product. Maybe another blog post?

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  8. We are bad at the whole decorating/updating thing. Our daughter is five and we never really did a bang-up job on her room. Oh, well, now she can pick her current favorites.

    Trying to figure out what color to paint the construction white walls...seven years later. And the carpet needs to be replaced with hard floors because one kid plus three cats equals nasty carpets.

    Maybe when you get finished at Dyanne's you'll come here?

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    1. Ha! Well, I did install some weather-stripping around the front door earlier today, so I guess that makes me an expert. I could probably hammer out your painting/flooring job in about never. ;)

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