Well, the white on white on white is finally all gone. I have completed painting the house, from inside to outside. It’s all done. Thank goodness.
The final section I had to tackle was the front. I knew this would be the most difficult because I had yet to complete cutting back all the bushes. They were getting quite unruly and were totally in the way of sections that would need a coat of paint. With that in mind, I headed outside a few days ago with sheers in hand and did what I needed to do. In the pictures below, please notice the difference of the bushes in the before and after shots.
Like I said a million times, the outside of the house was painted with Valspar Woodrow Wilson Putty. That was a good choice. The thing is, we knew that we wanted the raised trim sections to be painted with something lighter – we just didn’t have an exact color picked out. When I visited Lowe’s yesterday to purchase a final (and, as it turns out, unnecessary) gallon of the primary paint, I thought I’d also get a gallon of “Ceiling White” as well. Ceiling white is a pretty good looking off white. Unfortunately, Lowe’s didn’t offer ceiling white in the exterior version and, for some reason, couldn’t mix it. The woman behind the counter suggested that I go with a 25% mixture of Woodrow Wilson Putty. It would be the same color as before, just way lighter. I agreed with her logic and let her mix the stuff. I have to say, she’s a pretty smart lady because that color turned out to be perfect. It’s virtually white, but not, if you get what I’m saying. It’s softer than the bright white it could have been.
All right, time for some pictures of the house that I didn’t want to do anything to. Enjoy.