John and I took advantage of the unseasonably cool weather this weekend and finally moved all the extra lumber out of our carport.
We just rented a truck from Home Depot for an hour and loaded it up with the lumber at home and brought it all right back to be returned. It was totally worth the $20 to be able to park our cars under the carport again, and returning it all to Home Depot got us about $500 back into the project budget. Plus John got to drive the sweet rental truck.
While we are still a ways from being finished with this project, we thought we would let you in on our grand plan for the carport and front of the house. Now that the carport has been reinforced, we need to make it look like there were never any extra reinforcements made. That means concealing the less than beautiful supports that now hold up the LVLs we installed.
We think the best course of action will be to box them in so they just look like large posts. We have 3 to do on the inside by the wall and 3 to do on the other side near the shed.
After the posts are completed, we still have to prep for paint. Since we have to paint the carport anyway, we figure that it will be as good a time as any to paint the whole house. John and I have been taking notes on the color schemes of other mid century modern houses in our neighborhood, and of course we have been perusing Houzz for inspiration. Nothing is decided upon yet, but we are leaning towards a darker gray with bright white trim.
John and I really love how some of these examples have accents of horizontal wood texture. We think that some accent planters could really turn it up to 11.
We still have some planning to do, but we think its a good start in the right direction. Are you planning any big projects or smaller accent projects?