Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pretty as a Picture


My house now looks as pretty as a picture!
She got a paint-over.

I decided the other day that I wanted to paint my front door.
Well, I couldn't just paint the door and not the light next to it.
So, I painted all the outside lights as well.
The house numbers were looking a little blah.
So...I painted those as well.
The windows were looking a little sad.
So....I painted the shutters as well.

I am wondering why I waited so long to give my house a little face lift!
Does anyone else ever do that?
Finally get around do doing something and then wonder why it took you so long to do it?

So....You want to see some pictures?
First-it is rainy and overcast today.
I waited for the rain to stop so I could grab some pics.
I so love you , I couldn't wait any longer to share them with you!

First, a little tip.
Don't paint in the wind.
Just sayin....

My door was black. It was like a hot stove top in the summer.
My kiddies couldn't even touch the door in the summer.
It went from this....
 to this.
What do you think?
I am loving the red! The best part-it cost me under $7 dollars!
I just went and picked a red from Home Depot in the Behr Paint and Primer. I bought 2 sample cans.
I was at the thrift store a while ago and they had a ton of outdoor lights for cheap. I picked one up to replace this lovely thing. Cute huh?

This beauty was $5 dollars! I just gave her a coat of spray paint!
I asked ever so sweetly for my husband to take the shutters off. Yep-he was thrilled.
He was even more thrilled when he got to hang everything in the wind storm yesterday! He loves me!!

Now, my house wasn't bad, it was just blah. Grey and white.

Not Anymore!!

I apologize, the lights are kind of hard to see. But they too are red. The house numbers don't stick out so much now. Now, they are just a little dressed up. I spray painted the shutters, lights and house numbers and painted the door. BUT, I did spray paint the trim on my door. (My husband was so not impressed with the over spray-so make sure you tape better that I did-it came off with a little sanding!
 Sheesh-he  SOOO needs to chill!

So...if your home could use a little faclift-go to the Depot-pick up some paint and go to town! You will be thrilled with the results! (promise!)


  1. I LOVE it!!! I've been wanting to repaint my front door, but I've never done it. Did you buy exterior paint? did you remove the door to paint it? sorry, I'm so not crafty and DIY, but $7 is waaaay cheaper than the $75 bid I got from a painter.

  2. Love it. I had plans to do this, but then we ended up buying a new front door and shutters so I didn't get to, but I'm OK with that. Now I need to go to the Thrift Store and see if I can find some awesome lights like that because mine are very, VERY sad!

    Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

  3. Amazing! A little paint and wa-la, it looks great. I want to paint my front door also, I just don't know what color. I'll figure it out some day. Good job on yours, love it.

  4. This is wierd... I am JAnette's daughter, MElissa. I drove past your house the other night and you guys were out side admiring your hard work, not knowing it was your house... and loved it...again not knowing it just got a face lift. I totally noticed the top where the wood was added. Looks great. I thought tp myself OH WOW I know her....Only from blog stalking:)

  5. The red really adds interest from the street. And for the cost - love it! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


  6. Looks FANTASTIC!! My husband sounds like your husband.

  7. That looks great! I love the bright color you choose. It even makes the brick look better!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

  8. Hi, I just found your blog through Tatertots & Jello. The face lift looks great. I want to know how the door paint holds up. I got a sample paint from Sherwin-Williams once and tried it on my laundry room. I went back to SW cuz I needed a little bit more and was going to buy another sample paint. I mentioned how much cheaper it was than the quart and he said because it is not paint paint. He said the sample paints aren't meant to be used long term and that is should flake/dust off after a month or so, maybe not the whole thing but parts of it. So I'm wondering how it holds up, especially since it's outside. That was SW, I'm not sure if Behr does their samples differently.


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