Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Green is Gone!

About two months ago I began my biggest DIY painting project yet, the exterior of the farmhouse.  We have future plans of building a big front porch, replacing the windows and doors, adding shutters, and much more, but I just couldn't stand the green any longer!  To me it was worth it to go ahead and paint even though some things will be replaced a little later on.

 It took quite a while to complete because I did it by myself and I brushed it on.  I also painted all the windows which required taking each window apart.  It needs another coat, but I couldn't get it done before the cold weather came, so I will have to tackle that this Spring.

I chose a satin finish.  It looks perfect on all the trim, but the siding looks streaked.  I will definitely use flat paint when it comes time to do the second coat this Spring.  I probably could have saved myself from having to do a second coat if I had chosen flat in the beginning.  Oh well, now I know!

I have already started doing a little Christmas decorating!  I just couldn't resist!  I love this time of year!

It was definitely a lot of work, but painting this house made all the difference! It looks and feels so much better! And I saved nearly $4000 doing it myself. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a BLESSED day!

1 comment:

  1. It looks great! That was a big job to be proud of! So inspiring! You go girl! :0)