Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Wordful Wednesday-Painting

It's coming along. 3 sides (with the exception on one roof slope trim piece) are completely done. I'm loving the new colors. It appears as if others are too. I saw TWO people drive by yesterday taking pictures of the house. If I wasn't so flattered I would have flagged them down, for after all, they didn't ask permission. I mean, who does that really?

Wait. I do. I've been known to snap photos of random details on houses or in yards that I want to duplicate. Shhh. Don't tell.

This is my favorite part.....the front door (and my girls happily heading off to their first day of school in front of it). I always hated the original color. I LOVE this new one.

Look! My sugar maple is starting to turn. It's glorious decked out in it's full pink and red. I can't wait.

And here's before. With the nasty salmon colored front door and diarrhea (does anyone else have trouble spelling this word?) colored trim. Gone, all gone. (Insert sigh of satisfaction here.)



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74 comments:

Rhonda said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful home!

Rhonda said...

Okay, it seems that I'm a bit of a loser and that I like to live vicariously through other people. I pretended that was my house for a few minutes! lol

I'm just kidding. Sort of.

I actually had to split screen it, because I couldn't believe that with just a little bit of paint, your house has a whole new look. It's amazing.

BUT, is that a for sale sign in the yard?

Casey's trio said...

WoW Angie! Your house looks beautiful!!! Please give my compliments to your painter;)

Casey's trio said...

p.s.
I love being first on your Mr. Linky!

Jill said...

Need I even tell you how GORGEOUS your house is?

There I did... and I'm SO not jealous either...

Who am I kidding? How could I not be?

Jocasta said...

Rats - i thought the time difference would make me first!

Next week it will be mine!

Mekhismom said...

Your house looks gorgeous!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love the new color's! THe door looks fabulous! That was the first thing I noticed. The new colors actually make the brick look different! :)

Rachel said...

I think your house looks FABULOUS! I Love it! And yes I always mispell Poop! See I didn't even try!

:)Rachel

Laura said...

Everything you and Jeff redo just looks amazing. You have the best taste! What a difference that paint makes, and it was nice before.

Your girls are so cute heading off to school.

Jaime said...

Your house looks awesome. You sure you want to leave it? Are you planning to move far away? Sorry if I'm being too nosy. Inquiring minds, you know...:)

Robin said...

It looks fabulous. I'd never want to leave. (Then again, guests who never leave aren't really all that wonderful - better put back the salmon and diarhhea again to prevent that...)

MoziEsmé said...

I LOVE the change.

avtcoach said...

A great project. Love the color. I envy people who have an eye for the perfect color.

Colleen said...

Looks great! I love it!

stefanie said...

Love the color. Looks like you've done a lot of work other than painting!

Alaina said...

wow that completely changed the looks of the house... for the WAY better! Yeah!

Mandy said...

I love the front door! It looks great! Oh, your girls are so cute!

mommaof4wife2r said...

in love with the new color of the front door! it matches well with the brick...good choice!

and, i love love love the retaining wall at the front of your yard. we are talking about doing the same. hmmmm...maybe great minds do think alike?

mannequin said...

Oh Angie that is gorgeous! That door and entryway makes all the difference in the world.
You have wonderful taste, wonderful personality, a wonderful home, a wonderful door, wonderful husband, a wonderful tree and wonderful children.
If you weren't so wonderfully nice, you would be enviable.

sassy stephanie said...

Lovely Angie! I love the stone retaining wall.

Jacki said...

Very nice house!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Fab-U-LOUS!!
What a difference!! Did you guys redo the front (bricks and tree gone) ?? Looks great . . . but I see a lock box? I guess that was why someone was taking a picture.

Tabitha said...

Your house is looking sharp!

Live.Love.Eat said...

It looks beautiful. You must be so excited. I love when we have things done to the house every so often because it feels like a brand new home. Very cool!!!! I put up my wordful wednesday!

Elizabeth said...

Your girls are beautiful. Oh, and the house looks good too! It'll be all finished up before you know it.

the schirano triplets said...

wow, it really looks fantastic! i am always blown away by how much different a fresh coat of paint can make a house look. maybe i need to get out my paintbrushes around here...

Jen said...

Beautiful home.
I'm with you I don't know if I would be creeped out or flatter by some one taking pictures of my house. Maybe it was just google snapping a shot for google maps.

Honey Mommy said...

What a gorgeous house!
A little paint makes a big difference.

Mandy said...

Angie, for some reason I can not get your button to appear on my blog so I just put your blog name on my wordful Wednesday. I hate when I can't figure out computer stuff, ugh!

Susan said...

I love that feeling of satisfaction when you finish a house project that just makes you smile every time you see the dramatic difference. Congrats on the beautiful changes!

Jaysi said...

It looks beautiful Angie! I LOVE the front door. It looks amazing! Who wouldn't want to buy that house?

Octamom said...

Great pics, great new color! It is amazing how a change of paint color changes the whole house!

Your girls look adorable!
Blessings!

Jonny's Mommy said...

I love the front door and yes I have trouble spelling diaherrea.

SEE?

Mark and Kiss said...

Looks great!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the new door color....very warm and cozy!

Kacey Randolph said...

LOVE your door and the new color! I can't wait for Fall. What a beautiful home you have. I have my favorie trees too - you'll have to post a pic when it turns color!!

Laurie said...

Have you ever thought of doing some sort of interior/exterior design? It looks gorgeoues. You have wonderful taste.

Laurie said...

BTW will we ever learn why you are selling this beautiful home?

My name is Tammie said...

Soooo beautiful!!! Really, so so beautiful!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I looks SO nice I love the new door!

Carrie said...

I love home improvement projects and the outcomes. thanks for sharing, it does look great!

Munchkins and Music said...

Wow, I really like it!

Connie said...

Looks great!! I see it's for sale, are you still planning on moving back to California? LOVE the first day of school...

Kim Heinecke said...

Beautiful home!
Next week I'll play WW. Couldn't dig up anything wowish for today!

Quirky said...

Way to blow my backyard project out of the water!!! Sheesh!! Your home looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

So what's with the For Sale sign??!

You get the house all perfect and pretty and then you leave?!

Melissa said...

Looks great.

1stopmom said...

This is my first time visiting and participating in Wordful Wednesday. I think this is a great idea!

Melanie said...

Beautiful home and colors...it makes for a very happy home 'cause when moms happy everybody is happy!! Love the color on the door as well and seeing pics of your kids going to school makes my chest tighten up...I don't see it with mine because I am so focused on making sure everything/body is ready...Cute kids!!

girlytwins said...

It looks so beautiful Angie! I love the new color scheme and the new landscaping. It looks so wonderful together. I hope it helps you sell it faster so you can get down our way & we can meet :)

Kristin said...

Oooo, I thought you were painting your house. You have a BRICK HOUSE. Doors and trim and the tiny bit of siding...well, I was thinking it was a bit bigger job. Not to minimize your hard work man! The door is MUCH better. And yeah, I can never spell that word either. I won't even try here. And seriously, 50 comments already?! You have some serious fans. All the scrolling down I have to do, just to leave a comment... ;)

Blog Stalker said...

Just so you know, I would totally be taking pictures of your home. It is beautiful.

Tulsi said...

I really love your recipe site! I have been known to stop and covertly take photo's of some landscaping or house feature I like. It's funny that you mentioned it. I thought it was just me.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

My favorite part is the door. I love the new color and how tall it is.

And... I always misspell the word diarrhea too. I always forget the "h."

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

Very nice!!!! I love the door. Yikes on the original color. I am not into loud exterior colors, I like nice pleasant colors that are on the earthy side. Nice choices!

Rebecca said...

What a lovely color scheme. You've chosen beautiful shades. Looks great!

Helene said...

BEAUTIFUL home!!!! Seriously, it's gorgeous!!!!!!

Lindsay said...

Darnit - so you saw me drive by and snap pics huh? :) Great colors!! I love the new-do. And so sorry I completely spaced out the Wordful Wednesday....I'm feeling a little spacey lately. Good grief. I think this new school year has every blogger in a tizzy...and mine aren't even IN school yet!!

Jessica said...

Your house looks great!! Don't ya love it when a project is complete. Okay so I am a complete dork and have been checking your blog since Tues night for Mr. Linky. I missed the part where the jewelry post would remain at the top. I kept thinking where did Angie go??? On Vacation??? What about Wordful Wed? Did she forget?? Dork is me!!!

Shannon said...

Wow, what great curb appeal!!!! Is your house for sale? Maybe that was why they took a pic. But the stone wall, and that gorgeous grass is so pretty!!! Can't believe how much difference the door color makes, lol.

ali said...

Beautiful! Is that a Jap. maple or a purple leaf plum? I love the color and size and have been looking for something like that for my backyard. Great retaining wall!

latree said...

LLLLLLLLLLLOVE the new look!

Autumn said...

Wow, beautiful! What a change! And the girls are too cute too :)

Channah said...

What a beautiful house!

Aubrey said...

Amazing how a little paint can make such a HUGE difference. Beautiful!

Crazymamaof6 said...

your house is GORGEOUS! love the changes you've made and whoohoo for back to school!

you'll have to take and show off your fall leaves as they change too, to give those of us without seasons a glimpse of the wonder!

Rhea said...

I like what you've done. The new front door color looks better too. What a pretty house!

Debateur said...

Wow that's really nice.

Churchill said...

It is gorgeous and I think that your house could eat our house.

Scary Mommy said...

LOVE the house--- looks amazing! It is crazy how changing color changes the whole house!

Veggie Mom said...

The house looks gorgeous--and the kids do, too!

raising4boys said...

Are you really selling your house? After all that hard work? It does look SO much better with brown paint.

Mama's Losin' It said...

You're right. That door looks ten times better now...

Darla said...

Beautiful!