Hi, From the Blue House!

It’s done! It’s done! Our house exterior is officially painted, from top to bottom and every nook and cranny in between. We can’t wait to say, “Oh, hi, we’re the ones in the blue house!” We have a blue house, you guys!

our house exterior, finished

I swear it started snowing about 10 minutes after he finished, while I was still in the kitchen doing my “yay it’s done!” dance.

First, some before pictures to refresh your memory…

exterior before

exterior beforeBefore, our house was painted beige, tan and brown. I always thought the color was fine, but a lot of the architectural details were lost in the monochromatic scheme. And, well, it was a little boring.

exterior before exterior before

We were also experiencing some chipping and peeling paint, so it was definitely (past) time to get it fixed.

exterior before

exterior before

In fact, this entire section of fishscale siding (above) was so damaged by the elements that it had to be replaced a couple years ago (this is the new, but you can see some of the damage under the overhang as well).

Here’s our BLUE HOUSE now! It’s not boring at all!

our house exterior, finished

Yay!!!!

our house exterior, finished

Our painter did an AMAZING job of emphasizing the unique features of our house’s exterior just by using the different shades of paint in interesting ways and drawing your eye to things like the details on the columns. I LOVE that he added gold leaf in some places.

our house exterior, finished

We also love the sky blue ceilings on our porches, which you can only see when you’re underneath.

exteriorafter3We couldn’t be happier with the final result. I can’t believe ONE guy did our entire house by himself — by HAND. I mean, no wonder it took EIGHT WEEKS! It was a long eight weeks (for him and me!) but it was so worth it in the end.

sneak peek: house painting in progress

The Sherwin Williams colors we used are:

  • Main body — Storm Cloud, SW 6249
  • Secondary body — Westchester Gray, SW 2849
  • Main trim — Sand Dollar, SW 6099
  • Secondary trim — Sands of Time, SW 6101
  • Accent color — Inkwell, SW 6992

I can’t skip the ever-important before and after photo!

house exterior, before and afterIt seriously feels like we have a brand new house! Not bad for 124 years old, right?

— Kerry

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