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Shutter Project

After a weeklong, intense, Danny Tanner-like obsessive cleaning of the new house (they were smokers – eek), I decided to tackle my first DIY project.  The front door and shutters were red, faded by years of sun and weathering. 155 more words


Don't Judge a Book...

Isn’t that the saying? Don’t Judge a book by it’s cover huh? Well, can you judge a house by its decade old, faded paint job? Or maybe by it’s overgrown shrubbery and jungle of palm trees? 508 more words

The Beginning

Colour Me Happy

When I wander about in London I’m always captivated by houses that have been painted in colours that are a bit more daring, a little different from the norm. 734 more words

Getting Started

It's so hard to decide . . .

Paint can be tricky.  Add to the mix the lightening effects of painting exterior surfaces, and I become frozen with indecision.  Whatever I choose, I’m stuck with it, and so is everyone who drives by and/or visits my barns.   392 more words


Exterior House Color

Steven and I have finally decided to paint the outside of our house.

If you haven’t seen it before, here is what is look(ed) like: 280 more words

{tips for painting exterior wood trim}

Paint Your Exterior Trim – the Right Way

In these crazy Minnesota seasons, the do-it-yourself homeowner knows that painting an exterior can be tricky. Let’s face it – we don’t want to tackle this project again until we get truly sick of the color. 320 more words


Thin paint...

Here is a mid-progress shot of adding the reds. The paint is pretty transparent. Red needs 4-5 layers AT LEAST. And sufficient drying time in between coats. 12 more words