And then I was so happy, because it was exactly what I wanted. Gray, not too green...and moody, but neutral. I don't know, I'm just making this crap up. I just wanted it to look awesome and it does!
Oh, I'm so happy to see the burgundy go. We still have some trim and windows to paint, but at least it looks pretty finished at this point. Like our grass, that looks pretty finished, too.
The chunky trim around the top windows looks so much better painted the body color. I like a monochromatic look, and huge cream trim and cream boards on all the corners was not working for me. The lower window trim will look skinnier once I get the screens back on there.
I spent a lot of time painting the aluminum exterior of this window last week, and even though I was very careful, they still got stuck. I hate painting windows! The difference between the old cream and the new Clarksville Gray isn't huge, but it is noticeable.
I still have to paint the garage door. You can really see how much darker the new trim color is around the door.
The back is still a hot mess, but if you notice we got rid of the lava rock! It was quite a debacle, too. We still have the little row of river rock, though. Apparently the previous owners had a fountain there. More on that another day...for now, let's admire the new paint! I'm definitely picking a different orange for the doors. I think I know what it will be, but I'm still hemming and hawing as usual.
You really sharp people might also notice I only got half the French door painted the new trim color. I've still got a lot to do. Here's the list:
Put a second coat on all trim in the front and patio area
Paint kitchen window - two coats
Paint downstairs walkout window - two coats
Paint master bedroom window - 1.5 coats (because one poorly-applied coat was already done by our painter)
Replace or spray paint icky storm door on basement walkout door. I've never photographed it because it's so damn ugly and rusty. But, I don't really want to buy a new one since we hardly ever use that door.
Remove this wretched hunter green storm door and buy a normal colored one that actually has a screen, probably 'sandstone' or some other appropriately named tan. It still blows my mind that the previous owners painted the house red and kept this green door.
I also have to purchase and install new exterior lights, house numbers, and clean up some old red paint left on our stoop. So, that might be done before we get snow. I'm not sure. What do you think?