edwardian frontage ideas
Helen Crandley
June 12, 2013
We are considering how to best decorate the front of our newly purchased Edwardian house (in Nottingham, UK) and would appreciate opinions! Firstly whether to paint or just clean the stone lintels and cills around the windows. Secondly what to do with sign above the door which reads stafford house 1907 - should we paint or clean it or perhaps just paint inside the engraved letters for definition? Lastly which colour to paint the decorative wood fascia board that is currently dark green! Thanks!
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Casey Tomlinson
It would help if you could post another picture with a much great view of the front. I was thinking of something like this.
1 Like    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 1:33PM
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Power wash the stone work carefully BUT NOT the name stone - as the power washer will simply sand it all off and flatten it so you will loose that bit of history!! Just use a soft ish brush and fairy liquid/ water solution ...
I don't think it will need paint after its been power washed !

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    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 2:13PM
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Helen Crandley
Thanks for the advice Karen!
Casey, I will try to get a better photo tomorrow and post.
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Helen Crandley
Sorry for late photo update, is this any help?
    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 1:40PM
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Helen it looks a lovely home ! What about an arch over the front door with plants growing over it ? Jasmine or honeysuckle smell and look great !!
1 Like    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:14PM
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I am guessing that your windows are replacements and vinyl and will not be painted. Anything on the house that is wood, paint white. Clean and polish the plaque. Paint the beigey cement around the white windows the color of the sills of the upper windows.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:23PM
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Helen Crandley
Thanks karen, having plants there is a great idea!
JudyG -the windows are the original timber which we've had restored and double glazed and primed. We will gloss them a bright white I think and tempted to do the fascia white also now. Still deliberating on painting the cills!
    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 2:39PM
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