Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And I was only half way covered in paint....

Finally, a few pics of the house.

This before shot was when I realized I forgot to take a before shot, after taping up the windows and doors.

This is the side of the garage, facing the street.

As you can see, our house was bare wood and dark brown trim. Well, not bare wood, it was treated T-111 siding. But, yuck! I hated it! And so many people loved it-my mom loved it, my girlfriend loved it, random people walking down the street while we were painting loved it. I don't get it, but to each their own I suppose.

Here's an in process shot-

Have I mentioned how much I love that man? And that one of the things I love about him is his ability to do anything? Seriously, we have never had to hire anyone to do a damn thing for us. (well, except for snake the drain, but that was a choice. We didn't feel like renting a snake, and have me try to help him get the thing on the roof, etc...) There is a huge freedom in that.


We still need to trim around the front door-

But basically we're done except for a few trim spots here and there.

I'm pretty frickin proud of the whole deal actually. Not bad, and I basically got to hang out with my husband and drink beer all day.

We have officially made our house our home. I love that feeling.


wirecutter said...

I don't know why (laziness? Better things to do?) but it took me almost 2 years after my ex left before I went through my house and made it mine - painted the inside and redecorated - but let me tell you, when you walk into the place, you can tell it's MINE!
Wish I'd done it months and months earlier.
Looks you folks did a great job.

Lula said...


It is a good feeling, isn't it?

Deirdre Bunny said...

Great job! I know what you mean about making a hose feel like home. It took about a years worth of work and purchases when I first moved in to my house, but it is totally home now. I get compliments on how cozy it is when people visit, which i an added bonus. I want my guests to feel welcome and relaxed =)

Lula said...

Thanks! I still have a lot of work to do on the inside-I have no design or style capabilities whatsoever-but, baby steps.