Recently I’ve been looking at photos of the outside of The Glade.
I’m reminded of a few things that really weigh me down since my plan is to get the interior finished then work on the exterior of the house.
But should I all of a sudden (insert hysterical laughing) get a notion to work outside I have a definite order to the things that need to be done and unfortunately that means some items will look undone for a long while.
For instance we removed shutters to accommodate the renovation.
In fact we still have these shutters — they need to be painted and some need to be cut down to accommodate new window sizes.
The outdoor list looks like this:
- Paint the exterior.
(I’ve chosen Sandy Hook Gray by Benjamin Moore.) All the shutters will actually need to be removed for this to happen.
- Prime and paint the white wood trim.
Not necessary to paint the Azek trim.
- Paint and hang shutters.
- Paint doors. (This item can actually go anywhere in the list.)
- Paint porch ceilings.
- Plan foundations plantings and lay them out.
- Lay pea gravel or decomposed granite paths.
- Plant foundation plants. (Check out my Pinterest board for inspiration.)
This list of items has a few enormous tasks which will be tedious and need meticulous concentration — not my strong suits. I am a big picture person – I see the forest. I pull together details but am not really great at managing minutiae.
Gratefully Charlie painted the entire house about 10 years ago and will probably do it again. I painted all the shutters once before and never want to do it again. Our carpenter friend has access to artisans who will be glad to ply their trade at The Glade.
Do your lists overwhelm you or settle you down?