03 October 2009

House painting done!

I'm very pleased to report that our house painting project is done! The painter finished up early this week, but it's been so rainy that I haven't been able to get a decent picture until today.

When we started, the house had a smoke-colored base and pink (or ROSE, as Spouse claims) shutters. (We, in fact, did have shutters on the lower level, too, but the painter had already removed them by the time I remembered to take the "before" picture.) The house was painted in this color scheme when we moved in 15 years ago, and (even though I could not stand the colors) we repainted it a few years back in the same colors because the builder had left us a lot of paint.

Thankfully, we had run out of that paint, so this time we (or I) got to choose a new color scheme. I picked the base color based on my favorite (now discontinued!) Bazzill cardstock color, Tanner. I also wanted the scheme to work better with our roof color. (A couple of years ago, we re-roofed the house in the charcoal color you see now. Previously, it had been a brownish mix.) We purchased a black new front door and shutters to go with the new color scheme.

I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out! (And a few neighbors have stopped by to let us know they are happy the pink is gone!)


11 comments:

Laura said...

Wow! It looks fabulous!!! :)

Daisy said...

I love it! It came out great.

Fonda said...

The house looks great!

Debbie said...

It looks fantastic. The colors classic enough that you should enjoy them for a long time!

Maureen said...

Absolutely beautiful Janet! There's no comparison.

Heather said...

It looks terrific! :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Looks great!!!! Funny on the neighbors - who'da thunk? :-)

Katie said...

Janet,
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors!! We are going to re-side our new place and I may copy...:) I had to LOL when you repainted your house with colors that you did NOT like, just because you had so much left over paint...that's my friend..no bread left behind!!!

Janet said...

Thank you, guys! I am so happy with it. You can't believe how much difference it has made!

Katie - My frugality is showing, isn't it? lol

Linda said...

I love the new colors. Your house looks great!

Cheri said...

Looks WAY more modern, yet classic/timeless now...I like it a LOT!!