Paint the House

The time has finally arrived. The house is about to be painted. Between not being able to decide on colors and having to spend the money on other things, I wondered if this day would ever come.

Here are a couple of before shots. It’s not too obvious from the front, but when you look at it from the sides, you can see how desperately it needs to be painted.

House Before



I decided to go with Sherwin Williams’ Mindful Gray for the house; Gauntlet Gray (or whatever comes closest to matching the gutters) for the trim; and Cooled Blue for the doors.

Color Palette

Although it was tempting, I opted not to go with the Crimson & Cream “OU” color scheme suggested by a design-savvy friend. I’m definitely going with the turquoise.


Yesterday the house was power-washed. I was a little surprised it didn’t look more bare when they were finished. My driveway did however look like it had rained paint.

Raining Paint

Next up is scraping and prepping. I’m super excited to see the final product!

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