New Colors for the Exterior

I feel like I’m starting to get a little bit of my sanity back as the house gets a little cleaner and as the exterior gets a little bit of paint on it.   School is DONE for the week, and Jimmee and I have plans to buckle down and get a bunch done.  Our list for Wednesday through Friday includes picking the appliances, tearing out plaster, tearing out the old sub-floor, ordering new wood floors, and painting.  I’m so excited to start checking things off.  That brings me to the point of this post, which is that we decided to do the painting on the exterior ourselves, or I should say that I decided this.  :)  I thought about it and just couldn’t justify spending the big bucks to have someone paint it when I’m capable of getting it done myself.  I’m about to have a month off from school so I’m going to take my sweet time and get it done over the next month or two.  We’ll see how this plan works, but I wanted to show you guys what it’s looking like so far.

We have a contract with someone to repair all the rotten/broken wood on the house, but after I signed the contract a couple of weeks ago I haven’t seen the guy.  I need to give him a call to check on things, but in the meantime I’ve just been scraping, priming, and painting around the boards that I think he’ll need to replace.

Here’s a peek at some of the photos of the front.

Primer that went on after lots of scraping

I’ve painted some more of the house since I took these photos, but I’ll save them for an update next week.   It will look a lot better once the board above the porch is replaced, it’s definitely an eyesore.  Well that’s it for today… I’m going to relax tonight and enjoy the freedom from school.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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2 responses to “New Colors for the Exterior

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Keep up with the painting, it’s looking great so far!


  2. Wow, Anne! You’re taking on the exterior paint yourself. Whew. :) You go, girl! You’ve already done so much DIY this doesn’t surprise me. Be careful, though. We don’t need you falling off a ladder or something.

    I’m excited to see the progress, and on the kitchen revamp, too. You guys really know how to buckle down and tackle project after project. Great work!

    Lots of Loves and Hugs from Berlin,

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