Look what happened when I stopped complaining about the painter's progress! This is the half-done first coat, but it looks promising. Very clean, very crisp. Very good for a little cottage that is getting a facelift. I am so glad to be saying goodbye to the light orange chimney, folks. That was such a downer.
Our plan calls for black shutters on the sides of the house. I was trying to think of a way to add a little black to the front, and I think we've decided on getting an awning for over our front door. In addition to providing contrast from all the white, it will give doorstep guests some coverage, too.