Monday, October 30, 2017

Painting the exterior of our 70's beauty!

We have now lived in our 1979 fixer for a year.  One of the first things we did was take out the rocky, uneven front lawn, replace the front door and paint the exterior brick and wood had to be done! Every time I pulled into the driveway I only saw "country blue".  It physically made my stomach hurt..and I may have
wanted to cry.  Just kidding...but it was very depressing.  The previous owner actually told us that she had a "nightmare" that we changed her house.  WHAT?!   After we painted we had several neighbors thank us for it...haha!

Before :(

 But before we painted anything we replaced the siding on the exterior top section of the house.  Did you know that  Lowes can do this? They have contractors that will come out to your house give you a bid and can pretty much install any kind of siding.   I decided on a board and batten look.   I also only had the street side replaced...just because it was really expensive to do the whole house.  I was really pleased with the way it turned out.

 Now as you may know there are a billion shades of white.  This seriously was a huge decision because I didn't want it to have any blue or purple under tones.  Wouldn't that be crazy if I went from "country blue" to a purple?  Not to mention the few thousand we spent on the paint and labor.

 So instead of searching Pinterest for hours I decided to ask a builder friend of mine what color he would suggest.  He had recently built a beautiful "modern farmhouse" and had painted it Snowbound White.  Not only was it nice for someone to tell me what to choose but I could actually see how it looked on a house!

I am currently on the hunt for some chunky posts to replace the 70's curvy posts.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 name is Camie.

I feel like I need to reintroduce myself.  This blog use to be a place where I stored all of my favorite projects and stories...but life got busy.  So I want to start fresh and what better way to do this than by sharing our journey into renovating our 1979 fixer upper.  We have had 4 homes in the last 15 years and I think this may be our forever home so I want everything done just right. 

When we decided to sell our last home we initially wanted to build again.  Finding a home in the right area, with the right lot and the right house led us to this beauty (thanks Zillow).

But before we start the journey on this house...I want to revisit our last home.  I truly loved that house. It had plenty of space, lots of cabinets, good neighborhood but when mama says it's time to move...well you know the rest!