Remember this post where we asked your opinion on which color we should paint on the exterior of our house? Well...it's time to show you what we chose...
Dark Gray! And we l.o.v.e it!!
But we get major encouragement when we see the before and afters. Yahoo!
What used to look like this from the front:
We have spent days painting. Whoever had the idea of using shakes all over the house was insane! Oops...it was me. And yes, it was insane. It looks gorgeous but the process is extremely tedious. Here's why:
There are tiny little grooves everywhere that can only be painted with a one inch brush!
Yes, yes, we know...it could probably be sprayed a little faster. But we're cheap! We have a paint sprayer but were told that you need about 20-25% more paint when you spray because of all the wasted over-spray and paint that gets stuck in the sprayer. (and paint is expensive with a capital $Cha-ching so 25% would be several hundred dollars worth of paint) Plus, even if we sprayed, we'd have to use a little brush to make sure the paint gets crammed in every little nook and cranny.
The kids love when we paint because they get to play outside for the entire day. Although this little guy will be glad when we're done since he gets in trouble constantly for touching the wet paint. Poor baby.