Happy April Fool's Day! Where are all the Pinterest decor ideas for this day?!
In other news, after ~7 months of having no front stoop due to the mudroom reno, we have one again:
I've gotten so used to taking a decent step down/up thru the doorway these past months, you'd think I have buns of steel by now. (I don't.) There have been lots of aspects of this mudroom reno that we've hired out & building the stoop was one of them. I just want to clarify that while we've DIYed some things (tiling, all the painting, some trimwork, staining/sealing to name a few), there have been way more things we've left to our contractor-friend. The truth? It feels awesome. I think we've run out of steam after 7 years of (mostly) DIY renovating!
As for the front stoop, we just wanted a simple redwood platform in keeping with the rustic, casual Colorado vibe of our neighborhood. No bells & whistles. After the redwood acclimates for a couple weeks, we'll probably stain it a rich color (maybe walnut like the mudroom bench).
But right now, it's all looking pretty rough:
A rendering of the look we're going for (imagine a darker-hued stoop):