After this week, my husband has forbidden me to mention the word “paint” for a good long while.
For the last six days painting has consumed our lives, so I don’t have a Pinspiration Wednesday for you. We’ve been painting the exterior of our 1950s ranch house pretty much the entire time and finished today. This is really the first time in two weeks that it hasn’t rained in Ohio, so we made a break for it. Go big or go home, eh?
Our house and the attached garage needed a paint job when we bought it four years ago, but other projects needed more attention, like a new furnace so we don’t freeze to death in the winter. It was getting to the point that the paint was peeling off and it starting to look like a hoopty house. The idea of vinyl siding was kicked around but it was beyond our price range. So, paint it was.
We did this completely on our own. The majority of people we announced this to thought we were nuts. It’s not rocket science, but it definitely was a bear of a job.
Sax Guy power washed, scraped and painted and I helped when I was off work and on the weekends. It took a lot of elbow grease and a lot of primer, but we’ve successfully changed our house from a dark green to a sunny yellow. Thanks to some awesome Independence Day sales, we saved $70 on the paint!
Check out the before and after action on the west side of our house: