our exterior before and afters.

Big News!
We finished painting the siding on the
exterior of out home this past weekend! Woo Hoo!
It was a huge project...
9 months of scraping, sanding, priming, caulking, and painting!
I wish I had taken more before pics but here are a few:
The gray/brown paint on the wood siding was cracked, brittle and peeling off...
Here's a close up of one of the big front windows...
they were painted peachy tan and a mess:
you can't really tell that well but all of the paint along the
 front which faces West was just bubbled up and flaking
off if you just ran your hand across it...
and take note of the adorable drooping rain gutter:
 Here are some pics of after we scraped off most of the loose paint:
and here are some pics of it primed (we used a tinted primer): 
goodness gracious these pictures are rough...
but it has to get worse before it can get better!:)
yes, it only had primer on it through the Christmas Season :)
still just primed:
At one point the hubs removed the entire front door to level it...
it's kind of a weird feeling having your front door leaning against
your porch and to just have a gaping hole in the front of your house!
 we then completed the garage door and I wrote about it here
Once we completed the painting we installed our new porch lights:
and finally here are some after pics!
 We still haven't installed the new shutters but
I just couldn't wait any longer to share pics! :)...

It's feeling a little bare naked with pathetic winter grass, lack of landscaping
 and no shutters, but it sure is a GREAT feeling to have the main
part of this curb appeal project completed!!!
Now we need to prime, paint, and install our new shutters (built by handy hubs!)

Right now I'm thinking we will be painting the
new shutters black to match the front door...
thoughts or reccommendations are appreciated!!
hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Laura said...

It looks great, RG! I think black shutters would be best!

Erika said...

Love it! And love the new blog design!

kristina akers said...

it looks lovely rebecca and im digging the new header! :)

Megan said...

This looks amazing!!! Y'all did such a great job!!

Kate said...

It looks awesome! I'm super impressed not only by your talent, but persistence! The blog looks great, too