5/30/09

We Did It!

We painted our house, brick and everything.
It has been on our to do list since we moved in a year ago. Nobody in our neighborhood has painted brick, but we have always loved it. It made some of our neighbors a little nervous. They should just be thankful we didn't paint it pink. I would LOVE to live in a pink house.


I really want to get new white windows now. Since my money tree is not blooming, I had to come up with a creative solution. So I hung some old stained glass windows in front of the existing windows:

I also painted some pots with black and white stripes:

And hung a chandelier by the front door:


And Marcus finally hung my hose holder with the pink hose he got me last summer.
He said the hose is terrible...but it's pink so who cares. Form over function is what I say!





And here is the house BEFORE we moved in:


And here is the AFTER again:
Ta Da!

Of course you know when I say "we painted the house" I really mean Marcus painted the house.
Thanks husband!

25 comments:

April said...

Wow a huge difference!!!! You have a beautifull home

Denise said...

Wow. It looks great! Love the chandelier by the front door.

XXDenise

TriciaNae said...

I LOVE it!! I love the look of the beige-ish color brick with black accents. And those flower pots..... I'm SO doing this for the patio!!

Frugal Jen said...

Your house looks great! You will probably start a trend of painting the brick.

Shana said...

I agree that it makes a huge difference! It looks GREAT!

sepiadreams said...

Wonderful!!! I am proud of you-you said you would do it and you did it...Love it...Love Tiina...

Harriett said...

Wonderful color! You have such a great eye for what works.

Staci said...

Looks great! Love the flower pots!

Kelly said...

Your neighbors should THANK YOU! It looks great!

JobandBrittany said...

looks great! love the flower pots.

Caroline said...

It was cute before, but WOW! It looks great!
I bet that was hard work!

Steph H. said...

It looks awesome!!!!!!!!

~Amy said...

Wow....it looks great!! LOVE the painted pots an the chandelier to! Your house and yard look beautiful! I LOVE your style!

Blessings....
Amy

Kasey said...

I love the look of painted brick homes. It turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Looks great!!
Carley

Tina said...

It looks fantastic. It's so inviting. I just love it!!

~Pam~ said...

Hi Dina!
I am new to your blog, you have a great place here!!
Your house is gorgeous, I have enjoyed looking at all the pics.

I will be back to visit again soon!
God bless :)

Brooklynn said...

Ok so I found your blog and absolutely love your house!! The inside and out! What a great interior designer you are, I hope you do it for a living :) If not, want to come decorate mine house?

KJG said...

Just happened over here by way of Kelly's show us where you live Fridays and just thought I'd tell you how nice the painted brick looks! I've never seen it done and wouldn't think I would like it, but yours looks fantastic!

Jennie said...

wow - that looks amazing. you all did a great job!

Whitney said...

I stopped over from Kelly's corner! I LOVE what you have done to the outside of your house! That is amazing! Can I ask you what kind of paint you used? Your landscaping is beautiful too!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness ~ It looks completely different! I love it! Good thing your honey loves you so much because I know all the stress that went into that chore :) It makes even the yard look brighter ~ bizarre! gina

andrea said...

found your link on kelly's blog!
girl i love your style!

Fabiola said...

I found you link on Kelly's Blog. I love your house and the makeover. What a beautiful garden.

And by the way, I identified myself in your profile, 34 years old, married for 8 years and no kids yet....

By the way, I am Fabiola, and I am from Brazil.

Have a nice Sunday.

betty said...

Looks GREAT! I love the color combination and would like to paint the brick at my house. What brand and color is the paint on the exterior? Did you use rollers, brushes or spray the exterior brick. What color are the shingles on your roof? Did you use the same type of paint on the interior brick?