the exterior reveal
I have to say that I am super excited about today’s post. So much so that I am going to let the pictures do the talking. Maybe because I am relaxing at our cabin for the week and I just spent FORever uploading and editing pictures but nonetheless, I’ll keep my typing short and sweet.
In January, we bought a cabin in Big Canoe, GA. Walking in the front door was literally like walking into a time machine to 1976. The home had been maintained but seemingly untouched in decades. We fell in love with the potential and immediately got to work. Once the weather warmed up this Spring/Summer, we decided to tackle the exterior. Doing exterior work within the community of Big Canoe is pretty much comparable to the iron man triathlon and I am not even talking about the rough, steep and mountainous terrain. I am in fact referring to the architectural control committee. Getting colors and additions approved is like getting approval to ride on Air Force One. To submit a color for the exterior of your home, you must purchase paint, apply it to a board that is the same type of wood as your siding and submit it for review. You see, they actually have pre-approved colors. Unfortunately they are not even guaranteed to be approved for your home. Make sense? Nope, it in fact does not make much sense. It is in fact extremely frustrating. Although I love the fact that they are extremely particular about keeping up the aesthetic of the neighborhood, it is “pull my hair out” annoying. Depending on the location of your home, the type of wood and many more factors some pre-approved colors are in fact not approved for every home. So, four submissions later we FINALLY got the go ahead. Here’s a look at our before/after…
Siding & Trim: Cabot Pepperwood Solid Stain
Doors: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
XOXO, Brittany Hayes