We have done various updates over the years trying to remain current with market trends and home styles. The house itself is probably about 16+ years old and the exterior is a combination of masonite siding, stone, and dryvit. One thing that I am now certain has never happened is having the paint and trim work updated. Well, guess what: we're doing it! I'm so excited!
Here is a slide show of before shots and why this was such a necessary endeavor:
|The front of my house "before". I would best describe my color as greige, but something tells me it is a very sun-faded version of its original color.|
|Then, again, on the side of the house it looks less "greige" and more "beige". The sun has a funny way of changing paint color over the years.|
|Notice the rotting trim work on the bottom left of the window...|
|My masonite siding is showing signs of water and weather damage. Yuck!|
|I love my covered back patio. It is the location of many documented events and gatherings. But my back doors are an eyesore!|
|Oh, if you only knew what it took behind the scenes to get Bobby on this ladder! Ha!|
Okay, so back to the painting. Picking a paint color may just be harder than picking baby names, but we decided on a mushroomy color. It's ever so slightly darker than in the picture below. It dries a tone darker. But I can tell already I'm going to love it!