We ordered three of these...
But we only got two of them, and one of these...
So I've been patiently waiting for more than a month for them to send the correct one. I know...first world problems. We're still waiting on a mirror for the master bath, a sink and counter for the guest bath, and some back plates for handles in the office. Until then, here are some exterior shots. Our landscaping is starting tomorrow so the giant weeds' days are numbered.
We've gotten a lot of compliments on our house. My office is at the front and when the windows are open I've heard people make - so far - only nice comments. This week a little boy told his mum how much he liked the yellow door. I'm pretty happy with the yellow door, but sometimes wonder if it clashes with the orange of the cedar. The cedar will fade over time, so perhaps it'll look better in time. I knew I wanted a bright colour, but the cedar seemed to limit my colour options.
My father in law is not such a fan of the yellow, but raves about how great our black door looks at the back. I have to agree that it looks pretty good since it matches all our trim. We're still waiting for the exterior lights to be installed on the back of the house. We went with these fixtures from Russell Lighting - they shine up and down and will also match the trim.
The concrete in the foreground is where our garage will go, so we'll have another wee courtyard instead of a sprawling verdant lawn. We don't want to mow, so it will be hardscaped with flower/vegetable beds around the edges. It'll be slightly bigger than our last courtyard seen here.
So that's it for today. What do you think of the door colours? Have we made a mistake? Would you have gone with another colour or a neutral? My skin is a bit thicker now...I can handle it :)