The front of the house needs some tidying up after the summer- but I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of our Virginia creeper. We planted it about 2 – 3 years ago and it’s starting to really take off now.
I was worried that, with the work still needing doing in the kitchen before the plumbers come again, I wouldn’t have time to fix it before the leaves disappeared.
This year our salvaged marquise went up – the difference it’s made to the front of the house is substantial. I have more plans for the front that I may work on progressively over the year.
Here’s a quick reminder of what it looked like before….
And here it is now…..
The first thing that I’m thinking of changing is the colour of the marquise; at present it’s this purple. Originally it was spray painted lavender, but the paint got damaged when erected and I couldn’t spray paint it in situ. As a result I tried to recreate the colour with white metal paint and a colour addition. The lovely grey purple I’d had just couldn’t be replicated, to my disappointment. So I’m thinking of going classic Parisian black or grey like this….
What I’m definitely wanting to do is add some garde-corps like this….
These can range from 100€ to 250€, so depending on the cost it’s possible to get a garde rail up per month.
At the top of the house there is one, long central window and I’d like to have a bigger, Juliette style grill as it will be on a hallway…..
So a quick one today, still tender from New Year celebrations. I hope your twenties have started well.