Painting

Our formal living room has been a work in progress since we moved in to our house. At the time we moved in, the (slightly pink) paint color in this room was one of the least objectionable wall treatments in our house. It was (at least) a fairly neutral color in comparison to the various…

I mentioned earlier that we had decided to finally update the master bedroom – woo-hoo!  And, clearly, the first thing that came to mind as needing to be replaced was the carpet.  So, I promptly went to the carpet store, brought home about 8 samples, laid them all over, looking at them in different lights and…

After a pretty long break from posting updates on the blog (sorry!), I finally shared some “after” pictures of our exterior paint last week, along with the list of related “add-on” projects we completed to help spruce up the outside of the house. As a quick refresher, here’s a “before” and “after” of the front: Big…

Yesterday, I (finally) posted some “after” pictures of the new paint on the exterior of the house.  Today I wanted to share some of the other updates that we made to spruce up the house in addition to painting.  So, here goes: 1)  Installed two new sets of patio doors in the sunroom.   This was…

Since I last posted anything on the blog, we’ve made some really great progress on our spring-turned-summer project to spruce up the exterior of our house … as we should have, considering that it’s been OVER A MONTH since I’ve posted anything.  I had such super great intentions of posting frequent updates throughout the entire…

Exterior Painting Progress

It’s been a good 3 weeks since our house dried out from being pressure washed and the painters were able to start prepping and painting.  We’re finally starting to see what the paint colors look like on the house, so I figured it would be a good time to share an update. As a quick refresher, here’s what…

On Monday, the painters came out to officially start work on prepping our house for fresh paint.  The weather forecast wasn’t great (the weather man was calling for rain starting around 1:00), but their first step was to pressure wash the house and that was able to be completed in just a few hours, so…

Update:  Our exterior painting project is now complete – check out the “after” photos (and final paint color choices) here! Guess what?  The time has finally come to paint the exterior of our house.  We’ve known this day was coming … we even got estimates 3 or 4 years back before deciding to hold off…

Last September, when the contractors finished up the work on our master bathroom, there were still some finishing touches left for us to complete.  All of the major work (replacing the fixtures, tile, vanity, countertop, faucets, etc.) was all done, but the room still needed paint.  Kind of odd, I know, but the place we…

Our house came with an old fashioned horse hitching post at the point of our circle (ok, maybe more like tear-drop shaped) driveway.  One of the previous owners was into horses and welding … hence the hitching post. We never paid a whole lot of attention to the horse … mostly because it was hidden…

It’s taken almost 4 years, but we’re finally rid of the teal wallpaper on the main floor of our house!  The last hold-out was the floral border in the foyer, which Phil, the painter, removed for us a couple of weeks ago before patching and repainting the walls in a fresh shade of blue. As…

The first coat of paint is done in the foyer and upstairs hallway!  Here are some pictures: We’re happy with the way it’s turned out so far – we really aren’t missing the teal wallpaper!  Phil’s solution to skim coat and re-prime the walls where the wallpaper border removed the original paint seems to have…

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