The house is finally painted! We're so happy, relieved and excited to have our "new" house. With the change of colors and texture it feels like a new house. Walking in and out of our front door feels so good, kind of like when you get an amazing new haircut. We all have a spring in our step!
Here are a few before and after shots:
Here are a few other picture from the exterior. I'm not ready to take pictures of the backyard. The painters left it really messy. We had a few changes and our own clean up to do. However, I'm still cleaning debris left from the two weeks of work. The painting process is a topic for another day. I learned a lot. I would do things rather different next time and I want to share/remember my experience.
I put off doing any landscaping prior to painting. The new colors are now giving me new directions. I've started adding and moving things here and there already.
This is a favorite new angle of mine. The grey really makes the trees and greenery stand out. I can't wait for the purple flowers to bloom.
The colors of the wood and the border of the roof ended up matching. It wasn't my intent. I actually wanted the wood to be a bit more red. I wanted it kind of like rust so that it would almost look like corten steel. However, when they put the sample up I really liked how it all tied together.
A detail that makes me happy is the slatted wood at the center of our windows. They had been removed when I attempted to fix it all myself. For almost four years it was an awful hole. Now it's back to its prime Mid Century self again!
I absolutely love the contrast of the flowers and plants against the grey and dark brown now. The house colors made the entire garden really stand out instead of blend away. I just love it!
Labels: color, garden, painting