Friday, November 13, 2009

Painting the Outside of the House

***We have A LOT of firewood! If you are interested in buying some, Chris is charging $100 for a truckload. Contact one of us, if you are interested.***

The beginning of Sept., we started painting the outside of the house. It has been a long time coming. I guy who lived here a long time ago would buy some random paint and paint PART of the house. When we bought it, the people who owned it before us tried to give it a decent looking paint job. Their problem was they only painted as high as they could reach on a short ladder. When we bought it there were 7 different colors on the outside of the house (dark blue, light brown, white, pink, mint green, purple orange). We are trying to only make it the first three.

Our neighbors had a tall ladder and Chris borrowed it to reach the highest points! I'm so nice to let him do the high parts!!! While he painted, the kids sat on the roof of the car or in the trunk.

Cooper loves to put keys/pencils/tools in holes/keyholes/outlets to pretend like he fixing or unlocking things.
Cadence liked helping to paint on the little ladder. She is getting to be such a big girl!!!

Here are the before and after pictures.
The East side of the house!

The West side of the house.

The Back of the house.

We did our best to match the paint, but you can see where the new paint is. Oh Well! Painting brick and that cottage cheese texture stinks. Next year we will work on painting the trim white! It will take us a long time to scrap it down and re-paint it, but at least it looks a better for now!


Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

It does look better, much much better!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Looks great! I LOVE your house!! I never got to see the upstairs but I'm sure it's cool.

Lemons said...

I LOVE the color of your house! Beautiful! You are going to love it I am sure! Happy Thanksgiving!

amelia and crew said...

Looks awesome!!

KimberLeigh said...

Wow. Your house really looks fabulous! Also, I love Cooper pretending to fix things. That makes me smile!! :)