Happy Sunday guys! Today I’m finally sharing an update on our house painting progress. I’ve been putting off posting this because we’re planning to paint the trim around the windows, which we haven’t done yet thanks to it being the dead of winter and freezing most of the time, but I decided to go ahead and share a quick update on how things look after the majority of the work has been done. If you remember this post I shared back in November, we were trying to decide on the perfect shade of white for the exterior of our home. I had it narrowed down to a few of my favorite options and I asked you guys to help us decide which way to go. Well, Oyster White by Sherwin Williams was the group favorite and that’s actually the color I loved the most as well. So that’s what we went with! I’m excited to show you how it looks today, it’s soooooo much better. Let’s get started with the before photo of our slightly weird looking 1980’s home:
And here’s how it looks now:
What a difference, huh? I love it. And I’m so happy we decided to paint the brick too, even though it was a bit more expensive. I just couldn’t imagine painting the house and leaving that 1980’s yellow brick. The color we chose for the doors and trim was Warm Stone by Sherwin Williams. I actually thought it would be a bit darker, but I still think it looks nice with the Oyster White.
So even though it’s winter and everything is dead and awful looking, I thought it would be fun to share a few other photos of our home.
Our lot is just under an acre, which feels pretty big compared to our previous homes and tiny backyards. The kids love it, I just wish we could get chickens. Chickens are awesome folks. I grew up raising them and one hen in particular was just the sweetest thing ever. I named her Percy and she would literally sprint across the yard to see me. I carried her around all the time–we were the best of friends.
The upper deck goes to our master bedroom. I absolutely love having a deck out of our room, the views from up there are amazing. Unfortunately I don’t get to enjoy it as much as I’d like, but I’m hoping to get out there more this summer.
I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but I seriously cannot wait for spring and summer. I’m dreaming about green grass, blooming flowers, and beautiful trees. And if I’m being honest with you guys, I even hesitated to share these photos today because it’s so brown and ugly right now. But I’m all about being real, so that’s what you’re going to get—brown, dead grass. And even though we don’t have a traditional farmhouse with a big dreamy wrap-around porch, this quirky 1980’s home is full of charm in its own right. This is what God has given us and I’m grateful for that every day.
Well that’s all for me today my friends. I’d love to hear what you think of the Oyster White. And I’ll be sure to share another update after we get the trim around the windows painted this spring. I think that will really pull it all together, but I still love it so much more than what we had before–especially that yellow brick. It’s amazing what 32 gallons of paint can do!