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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Exterior Before and Afters

This post has been a long time coming. Ever since we purchased our little brown dungeon (as I so fondly liked to refer to it as) we knew we had to do something about the dismal exterior. However, an updated kitchen, finished basement, and usable living room all trumped the exterior updates. Recently, though, we started thinking about how we could make the exterior match the interior.

It took a lot of thinking. Although many people frown on painting brick, we knew that was probably going to be the route that we needed to take. The brick on the front of the house is not original. It is a facade probably put up in the 70s or 80s. The brick is.... interesting. It has little brown speckles throughout giving it a very dated (and not in a good way) look up close.

Then, we had to decide what color to paint it. We already had the windows replaced to black windows so we felt it had to be something bright/light in contrast. 10 paint samples later, we finally picked (go figure) Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray.

Here is the exterior photo from the original house listing:


And here;s how it looks today:


It's a world of difference and we couldn't be happier! It's brighter, whiter, cleaner, bigger! It is like a breath of fresh air.


Before and after:


Amazing what a little paint (and some new windows) can do! A little bit more landscaping and we should be where we want!

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10 Comments:

Blogger Mallory said...

Wow beautiful home! I'll have to read up on your past posts about this place!

August 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Wow- it looks awesome! Great paint choice!

August 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

SO fabulous!

August 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger anniebakes said...

what an awesome transformation! just lovely, anne

August 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

the transformation is fantastic! what a beautiful home!

August 10, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I love the new color - so much nicer than that dated brick!

August 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Haven said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors. It looks so much softer now!

August 11, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous kathleen @ the lushers said...

I love the grey color! What a difference!

You've done such a great job with all the renovations!

August 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
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google knows it :-D

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Exterior Before and Afters

This post has been a long time coming. Ever since we purchased our little brown dungeon (as I so fondly liked to refer to it as) we knew we had to do something about the dismal exterior. However, an updated kitchen, finished basement, and usable living room all trumped the exterior updates. Recently, though, we started thinking about how we could make the exterior match the interior.

It took a lot of thinking. Although many people frown on painting brick, we knew that was probably going to be the route that we needed to take. The brick on the front of the house is not original. It is a facade probably put up in the 70s or 80s. The brick is.... interesting. It has little brown speckles throughout giving it a very dated (and not in a good way) look up close.

Then, we had to decide what color to paint it. We already had the windows replaced to black windows so we felt it had to be something bright/light in contrast. 10 paint samples later, we finally picked (go figure) Benjamin Moore Platinum Gray.

Here is the exterior photo from the original house listing:


And here;s how it looks today:


It's a world of difference and we couldn't be happier! It's brighter, whiter, cleaner, bigger! It is like a breath of fresh air.


Before and after:


Amazing what a little paint (and some new windows) can do! A little bit more landscaping and we should be where we want!

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