Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sayonara, Pink

And, now, for the moment we've all been waiting for.  The dirty flesh pink is no more.  Goodbye, and good riddance!  If anyone is in the market for such a lovely shade of flesh, we've got about 4 extra gallons in our basement that we'll give you...because we're generous like that.  So, come on, don't all shout at once...

Here's one last glimpse of the beaut.


NOW, here she is, in all her glory.  The green machine.

**The side and back windows will be painted red, matching the front of the house, as well as the back french doors.

This project has actually been a long and drawn out one, because of how much prep work was required.  It wasn't as simple as just slapping some paint up and calling it good.  There's a reason the bid to paint our house was $4,500 (Gulp.  Gasp.  And, hell to the no.  We'll do it ourselves, thankyouverymuch.)  Brett and our wonderful Chippy did some carpentry work, which took a couple weekends in and of itself.  If you will notice on the front side of the house, there are two brand spankin' new columns that add a nice little touch, AND each and every corner of our house has the contrast corners, which majorly cleans things up.  Additionally, our siding was in very poor shape, thus requiring a lot of TLC (and cursing).  The actual painting process took two days, thanks to Chip and Laura; otherwise, it would have taken several weekends.  Chip was (as always) incredibly helpful and instrumental, serving as Brett's work buddy, and Lolo watched Scout the whole time, and fed us at the end of the day (can you say Queen??).  We are so, so, so grateful for our incredible family, and the endless help and support they offer.  We are also incredibly grateful for the person who invented the paint sprayer.  I could just kiss him, in fact.  The mere thought of rolling the whole job is enough to send me into a schizophrenic rage. 

Many, many weekends...and hours...and 500 tubes of caulk...later, here we are.  We no longer drive up to our house, muttering, "What a dump."  No!  We drive up and think, "We're home!!!"  Brett and I aren't going to know what to do with ourselves with so much free time!  Any suggestions?  What is life like without looming house projects?

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