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!


Mallory said... [Reply to comment]

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

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow- it looks awesome! Great paint choice!

Cynthia said... [Reply to comment]

SO fabulous!

anniebakes said... [Reply to comment]

what an awesome transformation! just lovely, anne

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

the transformation is fantastic! what a beautiful home!

Susie said... [Reply to comment]

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

Haven said... [Reply to comment]

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

kathleen @ the lushers said... [Reply to comment]

I love the grey color! What a difference!

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

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