We are done painting the outside!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Exterior, Painting, Renovations | Comments Off on We are done painting the outside!

The exterior is finally done. I have waited to post pictures until they were really done, and that included a colossal disaster with a very incompetent gutter company that then had to be redone by a second company… but at last, we have the exterior finished.

We went with an historic color: Litchfield Grey*. It ended up looking a bit pink in the end, but it’s interesting because it depends on the sun/shade or how close you are to it and what else you’re looking at. It can sometimes look more creamy, more tan and sometimes more pink. Regardless of what color you think it is, people seem to agree that it is a massive improvement, so we’re very happy.

*Yes, for those of you (you know who you are) who would find it amusing, I have been making endless Northrend/Wow expansion 3 jokes about the name of the color of my house…

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House is unwell

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Exterior, Painting, Renovations | 2 comments

After the house was primed they put this anti-rust stuff on every nail which was good because they’re being thorough but it kind of looks like the poor house has measles.


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House alone

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Exterior | Comments Off on House alone

We took this picture from across the street and it’s kind of funny because it looks we’re the only house on the block from this angle, like some big farm house. I know it never looked like that because it burned and was rebuilt at the same time as other houses on the block but it’s a cute optical illusion.


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Exterior – Before

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Before Pictures, Exterior | 1 comment

Exterior - "Before"

Outside of the house “Before” – needs a paint job and the railing on the upper balcony needs to be replaced since it blew off in Katrina.

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