Sometime in the middle of the summer we started painting our house.
It’s a big job because our 140-year old Victorian Farmhouse is all clapboard siding and lots of trim.
The temperatures really dipped this week and now we’re scrambling to finish the paint job.
Luckily I bought paint that’s good in temps as low as 35 degrees.
But we just bought the new ladder that hubby is standing on so we painted some of the low stuff first.
Hubby’s talking to one of the stray cats that hangs around the back door while he scrapes the siding.
You can see the top window wears the old color while the bottom one has the new color.
The siding is a buttery yellow called Butter Up.
The white is Snowbound and it’s a true white that makes everything look crisp.
Neighbors have been telling us they like the new colors.
If you look out the front door, you can see part of the gingerbread on the porch.
I plan to change out the light fixture for something more farmhouse-y.
But when you start painting around them they get a little beat up so I had to cut them back.
We need to replace the back door and will do that soon, I hope.
I hung a mirror on it so you can check your look as you leave the house.
And visitors can make sure they look presentable before knocking.
I recently painted the glass inset in Downpour as opposed to keeping it all one color.
I think it defines the window area better.
If you want to compare, here’s what our house looked like about 10 years ago …
This photo was taken in October many years ago, about a week before Halloween.
Once it’s all painted in the new colors, I’ll take a full view photo.
Our Victorian Farmhouse has served us well over the years, even though she’s a bit high-maintenance.
People try to talk me into getting vinyl siding, but I just can’t do it!
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