Thursday, September 10, 2009

Paint From the New Millenium!

Our house is finally a new color, after nearly 40 years! In the last post, we put up pictures of the painting progress. Today, it is done. Pacific West Painting did a FANTASTIC job and we are so happy to have gone with them! We used all of our original materials (door, garage, etc) and they sanded it down to the point where it looks brand new. We could not be happier. The only thing that would enhance it would be some landscaping, but that is a whole other issue.

Here is the house:

And the garage:

Back of the house (we got new doors too, more on that to come):

And, just for fun, this was our original rendering of the house with a new paint job:

Kind of close, eh?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Paint in Progress

We need new paint. The house hasn't been painted in who knows how long. Not only that, but our doors are falling apart, and our garage had a big hole in the back.

We finally set up a schedule for painting with Bill Dumond from Pacific West Painting. He sent his men out to prep the place and they have been hard at work! Here are some pictures of the progress they have made so far:

Remember this?

This is the back of the garage now:

And we picked a color!

Dunn Edwards Serene Thought:

Our trim will be Swiss Coffee, with a door the color of Red Contrast. We will also get shutters in navy blue (actual color still undecided).

Very exciting and necessary!

New Back Fence

After about a year of talk, we finally set aside a weekend with our neighbors to build a fence between our two properties.

You can see their old seagrass fence:

Here is the finished result:

Much better!