The outside of our house may be the part that we get the most comments on, I think for the simple fact that everyone has seen the progression of it. When we moved into our house in July, our neighbors knew we were somewhat crazy after seeing all that we had undertaken. The funny thing is, when we bought our house, we didn’t intend to do much to the exterior. We were hoping, hoping, hoping we didn’t have to change the exterior at all (even though we weren’t huge fans of beige stucco). However, as the remodel got underway, we realized the stucco needed to go.


Ripping off the stucco gave us the opportunity to insulate and wrap the house, but also revealed some issues with the walls of the sunroom. We took the whole sunroom down to the floor. It’s as crazy as it sounds, and you can read more about it here.

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Once the house was wrapped, we finished it with Hardie board, and then came the difficult task of picking a paint color. We have several beige, yellow, white and grey houses around us, so we thought we’d pick a bolder color. There are green and red houses already on our street, so it seemed that blue was the way to go.

Do you know how many shades of blue there are?! Way too many. Fortunately, Sherwin Williams makes sample pints of external paint for people like us who have to paint a swatch to get an idea of what the color will look like on the house. Seven sample pints later, we had the right shade of blue!


Thankfully, we are happy with the final result! IMG_0259

To top it off, this Fall, Tony was able to make some beds and get some plants in the     ground before it got too cold.


Now that we’re done with the hard work, we can say we’re happy with the changes.

February 2015

February 2015


January 2016


2 thoughts on “Facelift

  1. Absolutely beautiful ! Very classy! I’ll bet you are so glad you did the insulating with this cold weather. Thanks for the pictures– enjoyed seeing it!

  2. Looks great. You sure gave an old house a new lease on life. Like your choice of color. The sun-room sure helps brighten a winter day. Enjoy your home.

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