Choosing Front Door Colors

Have you ever sat and stared at color samples with a blank stare and felt like saying... uh, I dunno?  I know I have and I'm supposed to be a pro.  But sometimes color choices can be downright hard!  But it really is important, right?  I mean the future happiness of our family could depend on this. There must be some way modern technology can help with this.  Right?  Maybe there is. I decided to try a little Photoshop magic on a picture I had.  I wanted to see what a difference changing the front door color made.  Take a look! This is the original photo...nice and white.  Pretty house! Let's try some colors: Looks nice in yellow.... But maybe... Blue would be better?  What do you think?  Darker blue maybe... Or how about an old faithful... Red!  Red looks good and it means … [Read more...]

Outdoor Living: Build a Trellis!

Looking Forward to Spring? We're getting closer and closer to that wonderful day, the first day of Spring! That means it's time to start thinking about this year's outdoor projects! These pictures show you a couple versions of a neat little project that can be done in a weekend. I would tell you what it is, but I don't know! Pergola or Trellis? I'm just about ready to give up on figuring out exactly what constitutes a pergola and what would be more aptly named a trellis! If you want to start down that dark path, you can start here. I'll just call it a trellis and be done with it! Here is another one: By whatever name, these structures are really great to have. They: are quick and easy projects don't have to cost a fortune (but can spend a fortune if you really go … [Read more...]