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    Friendly affirmations

    Restoring this house is a labor of love.  We are motivated by our vision for the day the house is fully restored and we stop calling it a house and call it home.  The progress is steady, but progress takes time.  We are in no way discouraged because we knew that this was going to be a large scale project.  None the less,  your words of encouragement in this long process have been inspiring and appreciated. Thank you to all of you who have given us encouragement via our blog or in person.  Many locals stopped at the house just to say hello and share words of support.  There’s been…

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    The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen are in Seattle

    Do you remember that popular Perry Como song, The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen are in Seattle? Give it a play if you aren’t familiar with it.  We remember it well, which is a reveal of our ages.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NUzNtqu3zQ Being on the outskirts of Seattle and wanting to keep the character and style of our porch, we painted the ceiling of the porch blue.  It is a popular choice to go with a turquoise shade but we wanted something more natural and went with what we referred to as “a warm true sky color”.  We literally took a picture of the blue sky on an early evening while we were…

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    We are primed and ready

    To be primed is to be ready and prepared for change. At the farmhouse, we are primed and ready to segue into the next season.  We have gotten a lot of positive feedback regarding our color choice. Thank you! We like it too.  This picture shows the primer painted on the concrete foundation. It’s fun to see what it would look like if we decided to paint the concrete the trim color but no, it’s not staying that way.  This is only the primer. Primer prior to final painting promotes durability, adhesion, and protects from uneven absorption. Taking the time to prime this concrete was necessary because it had never…