The house is being repainted!! YAY! And this time its not me (and the oodles of friends and family who helped us) who are doing it, which is even better!!
We are changing the colours quite a bit and this has me actually really nervous. I find myself looking at houses as we drive by them trying to pinpoint what I like and don’t like about their exteriors. It hasn’t been helpful in the least really. No two houses are identical, and there are so many things that I like about every house I see. I could look at houses on a long drive all day long.
Here is the original paint job well worn out- 12 years ago this is the house as it looked.
The Primer is starting to go on.
The Front porch freshly painted, but without accent colours.
Freshly painted 11 years ago. When we first painted the house it was in terrible shape- but our paint job lasted the 7-10 years it was supposed to and now we have stretched it to 11. (it really should have been done a few years ago)
This was the pallet I used
Back then I chose a multitude of colours and referenced the book “Painted Ladies” to help figure out how to paint a victorian home. Now we are going in a different direction and trying to simplify the house by narrowing the colours down to two. The yellow is staying (HC-31) and all the white/green plus all of the porches and window sills will be Sherwin Wiliams Porpoise. I really felt that these key areas needed to pop. It might not make complete sense all at once because we are redoing the exterior of a 1980’s addition in the next little while (see left side of house exterior) as well and the colour of it will tie in to the new paint scheme. (Note: I had a designers assistance and encouragement with this colour choice)
I guess I will be holding my breath until this is done and I pray to heaven above that this was a good decision. EEEK!
It’s going to be dramatic!
What’s the last thing you were stressed about painting?