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Should it stay or should it go?
July 15, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We bought a partially (and done cheaply) renovated barn 17 years ago. It was painted all red (no trim accents) so repainting was job #837 but it had (and we kept) a rather ornate iron railing that surrounds a 1' deep "balcony" in front of the second floor doors. I hate it. I think it's too, well, ornate for a former barn. It can't be stepped on-would probably fall. Not sure how this even passed inspection but we nailed boards on the interior so no one could step out if they wanted to. I have asked so many people over the 117 years and it's pretty much a draw-half say keep, half say remove. House will be repainted next summer and if it were removed, it would be done then. I know it's hard to see from photo especially since we painted it the same color as doors but it's very evident in real time and the ironwork has scrolls. take off or keep on? THANKS@