Painted House

A few years into our renovation, we couldn’t help but notice the outside of our home. Not very appealing, after all the house is 28 years old! The original color at one time was probably pretty nice but since has faded to a grayish looking color. My husband and I would cringe driving up our driveway. “Poor girl she just needs a facelift.”

Dale suggested we should go ahead and have the house painted. He notified me, that it would be several years before we could replace the siding. (Hmm) You see in my world, I thought we would be done renovating by now! Once my husband informed me, reality set in.

We had to ask ourselves do we want to spend the money. Can we live with the way it looks for several years. We both agreed to have it painted. I am so glad we did! We hired a painter and he got the job done. We do sometimes get help, but not very often! The outside of our home looks much better now and we don’t cringe anymore driving up our driveway.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

Before pictures

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Phillips Place

 

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After

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We painted the exterior with Behr Ultra PP, Satin, color Gallery Taupe

After we replaced the shutters.

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Thank you so much for visiting Phillips Place!

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Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Life style blogger. Wife to Dale Phillips, Mother to two daughters Irene and Mary and a grandmother of four. Love photography and all forms of art. Love reading books, magazines and the bible. My all time favorite is enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. Good conversations happen when drinking coffee together! Most of all I love hanging out with my husband, he is the coolest guy I know.

5 thoughts on “Painted House”

  1. Can I ask the color you used for exterior? I have a mobile home in Florida that is being painted right now Behr’s burnished clay with ultra pure white trim. Until I get down there in a couple of weeks, I just have a small chip to tell me what I picked out. I think your exterior paint may be close.
    Maggie Kuhlman
    Maggie.kuhlman1121@gmail.com
    Love love your blog, Phillips!

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    1. Hello Maggie, I wish I would have written the exterior paint down somewhere. Lol! I looked at the paint container and the tag is so worn I can’t see the name. I plan to take the container to get it color matched, as soon as I find out I will get back to you! I need to do this anyway in case someone else wants to know the color. So glad you enjoy my blog! Check back more in store! Have a wonderful day! Elizabeth

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