June 14, 2010

What did you do this weekend? Us...oh, we just painted our house!

Lets be honest...our house was pink and it drove Sy crazy! Deciding on colors to paint a house is one of the hardest decisions we have had to make. It's a BIG deal if it doesn't work out, nobody wants to repaint a house, right? It took us months to figure out what colors we wanted and then at the last minute, as we were getting into the car to go buy the paint, we changed our minds completely and ended up with what we call "slightly olive/earth tones." The colors are Harvest Brown for the base, Mississippi Mud for the shutters, above the garage, and above the doorway/livingrom, and Raffia Cream for the trim.
We taped up all the windows and doors Friday night for about 4 hours. Saturday we worked from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sunday we worked from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. We went through 10 gallons of paint (ugh), borrowed a paint sprayer, went through tons of rollers and brushes. We got sun burns, after all this rain it decided to be 90 degrees all weekend (go figure). We got over our fear of hights (Good Job Hubby!), and the end result is absolutely stunning!
4 years later and every square inch of this house (inside and out) has been painted.
Done. And. Done.

We pulled off the shutters to find another horrible color of pink.
And After....


  1. Love it, you guys did a great job!!!

  2. Looks awesome! I feel your pain...but the reward is SOOOOOOO worth it! I'm still not sure what is worse pink or mint green.

  3. Ahhh. That's what was missing! Great job you two. You colors, if you say them all in a row, sounds like a really good ice cream flavor. :)