Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Little Fresh Paint.....

......goes a long way!









Our tired 'ole 150 year old home needed some fresh paint.

We picked the prettiest and coolest summer weekend in recent history to start the scraping and painting.
(It will just take a couple of days - - plus it will stay nice and cool all summer in Georgia, right? HA!)






NO! It was not this bad - this photo (above) is AFTER the scraping!




Once the shutters were down from the second story, I could not BELIEVE how bad they looked. Yikes!




My faithful painter. (Mr. TOPR)



One month later (in the 95 degree heat and high humidity), the shutters are back on and the front of the house is happy, once again.







We call our little bit of painting ....... "putting lipstick on the pig."


Visit Between Naps on the Porch for more "before and after" pictures!




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24 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love your home! It's beautiful in it's new dress! I love that lipstick on the pig...too funny! So you are in good ole GA, too, huh? Yep, been pretty hot here lately!
Thanks for joining in on Met Monday!
Susan

Pam @ This Humble House said...

What a charming house! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Pretty pretty!

Twice Remembered said...

Your home is just gorgeous - I would LOVE to live in a house like that! Nevermind the scraping and painting! Great job!

Maya said...

It looks lovely, fresh and crisp..., they all need maintenance, right.

pk said...

It loosk so pretty now. Love the black shutters!

Heather said...

Looks great! We'll be doing that ourselves pretty soon.

Sjn said...

ha ha! love the lipstick!
your old home is quite adorable, love it

Terry said...

When I drive by a house like your I always slow down. We cruised though Covington Georgia yesterday and saw a handful. I think 150 old houses should be well kept but look their age.

Pat said...

It looks beautiful...so inviting! It didn't need anything but lipstick...eye shadow would have looked silly!

DEB said...

Your house looks beautiful.......

Rue said...

Well... that is some pig! I just love your house and she looks beautiful :)

rue

Mrs. C said...

Love the new paint. It looks so fresh and clean!

Morning T said...

Looks beautiful! Love the lipstick on the pig saying, too cute!

Michelle said...

It really is amazing what paint can do to spruce up a house or just about anything. So sorry about the heat, but it's done now and it looks fabulous!

Mrs. P. said...

I LOVE new paint! Your home is beautiful!!

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Well that is a might fine looking pig you got there. And you picked such a great type of lipstick. I love your makeup artist- he was so nice to get up on that ladder and in that heat..what a guy.

tammy

Sharlotte said...

Wow! Your home is beautiful! What a huge undertaking in painting. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Looking good! We'll take a closer look next time we're visiting our 'chilluns'.....

The Rauths said...

your house is stunning!

Cass @ That Old House said...

that's one mighty gorgeous PIG you have there! LOVE your house -- and boy, those shutters look familiar. They are in almost as bad shape as the ones on our house -- and it's going to be awhile before we're fixing them. Money and time -- not enough of either! :-P
Ah, old houses. Gotta love them! Glad I do.
Cass

Amber said...

Your home is beautiful! I LOVE the porch!

Kammy said...

Wow , what a difference !
Just beautiful !!!! Love your porch !
Hugs ~ Kammy

An Urban Cottage said...

Thanks for telling me about your Greek Revival. I love the Gothic dormers. Your blog looks great, I'll have to come back and poke around some more. And thanks for stopping by! steve

 
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