Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Curb Appeal

The curb appeal has improved since the mint green, yes? We still have to install the window headers - maybe this weekend coming up. The hurricane threw a little wrench into our timeline.

Monday, August 22, 2011

More Progress

Not sure why I forgot to step back and take the whole house after the shutters were all back on. Will have to do that today and add to this post.

Here is a photo of the assembly line of window headers or crossheads that we set up in the garage after Paul sprayed one coat. Can't wait to install these above all the front windows!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shutter and Front Door Progress

We bought paint last weekend and had hoped to get our curb appeal transformation completed then, but the rainy weather kept us from accomplishing our task. This weekend, it rained Friday evening, and is supposed to rain tomorrow, too, so Paul worked really hard to get a lot done today. We didn't do anything with the Fypon window headers yet, but we did hold them up just to see how they would look.

The final color selection - Pratt and Lambert Williamsburg Collection. Shutters: George Pitt House Green, Doors: Spanish Brown

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Hardest Decision Ever...

Our final choices are blue, green or brown. Brown is solid, but we worry it might be too dated? Blue is beautiful, but we worry it might be too "country" plus the house down the street is yellow with this blue color as the shutter. The green is naturey and a nice shade. And would look great, we think/hope, with a red door for a pop of color.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Photoshopped Shutters

Experimenting with Adobe Photoshop...

Paul likes this grey/blue color, but I'm afraid it won't look so hot with the brownish roof.

The possibilities are endless and here is an interesting one. I liked the idea of the turquoisy shade I'd done below, but thought it was too bright/light. So I tried a darker version of it and I kind of like it now.
Paul thought the white around the door/corbel area was distracting so he suggested trying a different color and then making the doors match the shutters. I am liking the darker green I tried here, but not digging the matching door and brown trim around the door at all. I think I prefer the white.

Stair Molding Part II

Early last week Dad Madden came over and worked on the molding underneath the stairs with Paul. Now P just needs to caulk and paint and this stair project will be done! Looks really great.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Mint Green Must Go....

Although we haven't figured out what color we'll paint the new shutters, this weekend Paul spent the weekend pressure washing the entire house after removing the mint green shutters. Goodbye, green shutters. This first photo is the house after Paul pressure washed the front. He's still working on the back, patio, and garage today - a long process but it looks great and feels good to know it's CLEAN.