Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some More Changes

I'm back with some more little changes that we've made in the past few weeks.  
Here's our old porch light.  It wasn't so bad, and I liked the seeded glass(you can't really tell by the picture) but I wasn't crazy about the yellow glow is cast at night.  Also, it didn't provide too much light.
 Here's our new, white, and very bright porch light.  We still have to patch up the wall where the old light was mounted.  We also bought a little device to screw into the light socket that will automatically turn the light on when it gets dark.  You may already know about that product but Cory and I have just discovered it and we thought it was cool.
The next little change was that we FINALLY got curtains for our bedroom.  I searched for a while and finally found some I liked and could afford.
 Here they are closed.
 I found these at Target for $20 a panel, which is on the low end for curtains.  I call these curtains my "look for less" because I had been admiring the curtains in the picture below from Ballard Designs but they were $179 a panel.
 The next change that has been made (and may not be a permanent one) is that we painted the front door blue.
 We went through 3 different shades of blue and finally stayed with this one.  I ordered a number decal for the door as well.  We're eventually going to install a doorknocker when I find the right one. :)  We also decided to take our screen door off for a while since it had been chewed up pretty badly by the squirrels.  We may put it back up someday though.
 I have wanted to put big numbers on my front door ever since I saw this cover of the 1st Blueprint magazine (RIP).
 Another thing that has changed it that our house has been mostly painted on the exterior!  Here's a shot of it before.  Some of the paint had be scraped off.  Also it shows you our house with the white door and the old porch light.
 And here it is now.  We stayed with gray since we knew we liked it already, just went a tad darker.

The last change that I didn't take a picture of is that we now have a doorbell.  We actually bought our doorbell right before Halloween because I wanted to make sure that we heard our trick-or-treaters (we had    TWO).  We just bought a wireless doorbell system since it didn't really require installation and wiring the house.  Eventually we will probably get a wired one but this one will work for now.  For those of you who don't know, a wireless doorbell is just a device that plugs into an outlet and the doorbell is basically a remote control for the device to make a sound.  The kit we bought had two doorbells so we have one at each front door.  We were so pumped about having these doorbells that we would ring them constantly the first day we had them (childish, I know).  That day and night we were working on the hall bathroom and were making frequent trips to the garage for supplies and each time Cory would enter the house he would ring the bell.  This occurred throughout the day and until we were finished working which was about 1:30 AM.  
Fast forward a few days and I hear our doorbell ring for the first time not by Cory or I ringing it, I was happy to go to the door but found out that nobody was there.  This made me worry that our doorbell was faulty.  This happened again the next day but this time when I answered the door I noticed that our neighbor from across the street was letting someone in....then I realized they may have a wireless doorbell system too. When Cory got home that evening I told him about my theory and we tested it.  We rang the doorbell and watched our neighbor go and answer her door.  This is not a huge problem but I totally feel awful for the first night of constant ringing of the doorbell.  Hopefully, they just unplugged their device that night.  Come to think of it, I did see a cop car drive by that night when I was going to and from the garage...I don't think I'll be sharing our situation with them anytime soon. :)

1 comment:

  1. You two are superstars! The door numbers are fabulous!!



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