Since my house actually looks mostly pretty from the outside now, I thought I'd stick to personal shots this time. The exterior is done! That includes a fresh coat of paint on the entire house, and I must say, it looks sharp. It is especially nice to walk on the nice and clean front porch. The shot below is the top of the new side entrance. It is almost complete, but it is missing the railings.
Inside, we have doors! We have salvaged antique wood doors throughout the house, and our current contractor was a bit intimidated by them. They are all unique, and old, and require dipping to get all paint off, sanding, and woodworking to get them to be the right size and to match as much as possible. In the end, they still sometimes end up just a tiny bit crooked. They're beautiful, though, and they add so much character to the house. They are totally worth the extra effort/cost.
Up next: Finishing the interior trim, and the kitchen cabinets arrive next week!
Cool doors - and also notice the little sneak peek of the lovely floors, and paint samples on the wall