Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Exterior Update

Kurt's parents came for a visit a few weeks ago and we happened to mention that we were thinking about painting a portion of the exterior. It would require painting a part on the garage, side of the house, and front. Their response was, "let's do it tomorrow!" So, we picked a color and got to work the following morning. I didn't think the house needed any changes but thought it was just kindof boring. There was nothing that really popped. The colors were too similar. Nothing a little paint, OK, a lot of paint, couldn't change.

Let me finish by saying that I don't think there is really anything "cute" about the exterior (I really love the interior) of our house. I prefer a cottage/bungalow style with a front porch. Something that is a little more quaint and welcoming. I do however, LOVE that it is our house, our first house, and that we can make changes for it to be a bit more "us".  I think that changing the landscape is going to do a lot and give the house some more color and warmth. More updated pictures when that happens.

So, here you go!



What we changed:
-anything that was green, we painted gray
-hung the American Flag
-spray painted the house numbers and mail box black
-spray painted the door hardware (that doesn't work) black to match
-painted the front and side door white
-installed a new storm door
-hung a new light over the front door
-power washed the exterior

Still needs to be done:
-landscaping by the house
-remove old basketball backboard on garage and replace with new

*Thanks to my in-laws for the motivation and help! It would have taken us months to accomplish what we did!


  1. Flag = total win!! That house just says "Come on in, we're great neighbors and will be your great friends! We've got board games!"

  2. I think it's so cute!! Can't wait to see more of the inside, too!

  3. I found your blog through Chantry's and I'm excited to see your house! And doubly excited to know you can paint plastic shutters!!!! (Yours were plastic, right????) Ours are a green I don't love very similar to what you changed. And our siding is the same too....Thanks for the ideas :)