I shared some sneak peeks on Instagram of our exterior paint job a few weeks ago and here are the first set of before and afters! I still have some more pics to take of the outside of the house, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share a few.
I’ll start with the back of the house and work our way around to the front. Truth is, I still need to do some decor to the front porch but I’m loving it so far.
A few months ago, I shared the colors I was considering for the main exterior, and of course, I chose none of those. After about, oh, 7 different test shades, it was my awesome husband who helped me make the final decision at the 11th hour (literally, I was at the gym and had a panic moment and called my husband to tell him to stop everything because I wasn’t sure about the color. Thanks honey!!). In the end, we chose a gray/brown color called Stonehenge Greige by Olympic, mixed in Sherwin Williams Duration. For the fence, deck posts and trim, I picked my favorite white from Sherwin Williams, Alabaster.
As you can see, the before is very yellow – and there was a lot of it! The deck was also peeling really badly in places, so we also painted the bottom of the deck a solid stain color. I love the contrast now!
We also hung some new lights as the old ones blew a fuse during a big wind gust and stopped working. These are more heavy-duty, purchased from Costco and I’m hoping they last a little longer. The new 7×10 rug is from Target, a purchase during their Memorial Day sale. It’s more blue than I was expecting (I thought it would be more tan), but I still really like the color so it all worked out.
And the after with new accessories and this year’s plants.
Since the below pic was taken last summer, we added a Chimenea (which is covered) and the pillows are new from Costco for the Adirondack chairs. This space is definitely a work in progress, but I like how it’s coming together.
The painters also pressure washed the stone ad I’m amazed at the difference!
Looking forward to showing you more of our exterior updates!