Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Exterior Paint Color!

Well, here it is ... the new updated version of the outside of our house!

The trim around our house has desperately needed painting for a couple of years now ...
and we finally got around to doing it!
Well, we hired out, actually.
(I breathed a sigh of relief!)
(The thoughts of James high up on a ladder was a bit disconcerting to say the least!)
(Best trust those kinds of risky endeavors to the professionals, right?!)

The original color was this yellowish tan.
We decided to strike out there & go with a bold change in color.
Huge risk, huge return was definitely the case here!

I drove around our neighborhood & several other new developments close by but didn't see a single house
with the color I had in mind, but I still felt confident in going this route.
James was in complete agreement.

We'd been so busy that the day the painter was to arrive, we still hadn't settled on a color.
Hadn't even gone to pick out a swatch!
So, I pulled up paint colors on my phone & we went out back & starting holding up colors 
next to the siding to see how they matched.
We're so high tech here, aren't we?!
We made our decision, Cooper Adobe Brown, & sent it over to the painter 
so he could stop & buy the paint!

In no time flat, we had some new color going up!
Here is the first look ... a pretty good before & after pic!

And here it all all finished!
We are super pleased with it!

 What a fun update, huh?!
It was nice to mark this off the to-do list before the end of the year.
Course, all the fall decor has been replaced with a Christmas wreath & lights now.
Believe it or not though, the weather has been so mild here in central IN that we still have some flowers blooming!
Quite a change from the last couple of years.
There's not a single complaint from me though.
I'm loving the lack of snow!

 Thanks for stopping in for a visit & hope that you all are enjoying this holiday season!

Who doesn't love a good party?!
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