Tuesday, May 23, 2006
And we say we don't care what others think...
Beams -- Gotta Love 'Em
I'm lucky. I've the real deals, not those fake, 70's inspired faux beam (fweems?). Like most sellers, the previous owners did the typical 1-coat "whitewash" of paint before selling. Unfortunately, this also has the effect of anesthetizing any details. I decided to continue the treatment I tried out in the master bedroom with the "almost black" super-dark-brown beam color. It goes well with anything.
It gives the house a sense of seriousness and a little bit more weight. I like it. Here's an angle from outside:
I also completed some more courtyard painting. When I painted the outside of the fireplace I discovered that the tan on 75% of the house was not the same as the grey-tan in the courtyard.
I think it turned out pretty well. It never ceases to amaze me how a fresh, clean coat of paint can make just about anything look 10x better. I particularly notice this when I see houses for sale with peeling exterior paint on the front facade or trim boards. The first impression could be improved so much with just a weekend and $100 worth of paint and materials.
will be looking to see what you do with your courtyard... the house looks great.
I have dreamed of a nice MCM home since I was kid. Maybe one of these days, I'll be able to sell my condo and get into something like this, but the prices on the Long Beach Cliff Mays might be a bit out of reach for my wife and I.