Friday, April 18, 2008

Color! It makes all the difference.

Cassi and Aaron, moved here less than a year ago from Wheeler, Tx. to join our high school coaching staff (which according to my Coach, is the best in the state, bar none!) Wow! What a couple! Aaron coaches the middle linebackers and does a great job. He, like all of our coaches is committed, intense and is genuinely concerned about the young men he influences. Cassi, a calm mother of two 'darlin' kids and fills the all important position of athletic secretary. She is sincerely helpful......and wears 'many hats' throughout each day. She looks good in all of them!

They bought the cutest 1930's cottage, fully remolded with all the bells and whistles. Lately,with spring in the air, Cassi has made a few changes to the exterior of their home. A little landscaping, an iron flower box and blooming pots at the front door can really make a difference. I had the pleasure of helping Cassi several afternoons. We cleaned out existing flowerbeds, made two new ones using vintage bricks and transplanted liriope. At the end of each work day we stood at the curb, delighted and amazed.

Last week, we primed( B. Moore's alklyd-base Fresh Start), painted and stained the front door and made another important discovery...the powerful impact of 'right' colors. The door which had been' brick red' was given 2 coats of Benjamin Moore's Forest Valley and several hours later Minwax Stain and Seal, Dark Walnut, quickly brushed on & wiped off. The effect was lovely. The door color tied everything together....... roof, trim, porch, landscape etc. Quite charming!

After the fact, Cassi and Aaron were watching HGTV's Curb Appeal, where they commented that the single most dramatic change to your homes exterior can be achieved by changing the color of the front door. What do you think?

There is no place like home!


Cassidi said...

It must be the cutest door in town! Thanks again for all your help! I love it and I love you!


Susan said...

I think it's gorgeous! Love the house.

B E T H said...

So inviting...great job!

Stokes Chic Antiques said...

I love the way the door turned out:) Good JOB

Cassidi, I want you to post pictures of your new space!

Love Dalia