Finally Finished the Exterior

Jen R
by Jen R
In June, I posted some photos of our house asking for some advise on what color we should paint the exterior. I received so many great responses. We haven't painted the brick yet, and still may. The previous owner(s) were not careful when painting, so there are paint splatters all over the brick. We are (almost) finished and I wanted to share what we've done so far. I used the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer and played around with a lot of colors for the front door. I originally wanted a lime green door, but with the house color didn't quite like the look. We ended up painting the exterior Dovetail (SW 7018), the trim Oyster Bar (SW 7565) and the door Kid's Stuff (SW 6893). I had also tested Functional Gray (SW 7080) for the exterior, but had too much of a purple undertone. We need to work on the landscaping next summer, but like where we're headed.
Before
Before
After: Painted the exterior Dovetail, trim Oyster Bar and the door Kid's Stuff.
After: The orange and yellow mums near the front door are a happy coincidence. I will be working on the landscaping in the front next summer. Thinking a lot of white flowers, with some yellow, orange and red mixed in, trying to keep a monochromatic theme to the front of the house.
We added a squirrel door knocker to the front door that we found at http://www.signaturehardware.com/squirrel-door-knocker.html. The finish is brushed nickel but doesn't really look so in the photo with the reflection from the door.
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  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Sep 24, 2015
    Looks great, let us see it when you have finished the landscaping, thanks for sharing.

    • Jen R Jen R on Sep 24, 2015
      @Kincaid99 Thanks. While I had high hopes to work on the landscaping this past summer, we never got around to it. It will be a project for next summer (or the next or the next). There is so much for us to do, we don't have the time to get to it all. We started working on landscaping the back yard this year instead, but aren't going to be able to complete this year either.

  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Sep 24, 2015
    Wish we lived closer, we could come help. Enjoy

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