Monday, August 18, 2014

House Tour~The Exterior

Now that the paint has dried we finally got around to taking pictures, I have pictures to share.  As most of you know, we replaced all the windows on the front and side of our home.  The back were not in as bad a shape as most are inset in the brick or protected by the porch, and will be done down the road.  For those curious about the windows, we went with Pella's Architectural Series in Classic White (a bit of a gray white).  We also chose the grids between the glass...this makes them so easy to clean, and with a little dog who loves to look out slobber all over them because our friendly crazy squirrel is tormenting her that is often on the bottom ones for sure.  The windows also have a tilt feature, meaning I now have no excuse not to clean the top ones either!

Our painter used Sherwin Williams top of the line exterior paint, Emerald, with the exception of our arbor out back in which he used their solid stain.

Not a full shot of the house, but this is what it looked like before shortly after we re-landscaped the front yard in April of 2013.  In the after pictures you can see how much things have grown.  We have been fortunate to have had a lot of rain the past two summers.




And now the  after...









The only things we my #2 forgot to photograph were the arbor that is off to the left side of our back porch that covers our hot tub area and the porch ceilings.

I am thrilled with how things turned out.  Picking colors to go on the exterior of your home can be quite daunting.  So many of our neighbors are going darker, the new trend, but our home is a true southern traditional (it is actually a Southern Living house plan) and I felt the colors we chose were in keeping with that style.  My favorite, and the favorite of most who have commented on the exterior is our door color.

All paint from Sherwin Williams (Emerald):

Siding:  Pewter Cast SW7673
Trim: Custom Matched to Pella Classic White
Shutters:  Jasper SW 6216
Doors:  Underseas SW 6214
Porch Ceilings:  Rainwashed SW 6211

Arbor: Custom Matched to Pella Classic White in Solid Stain

These are two projects that I am glad are behind us!!

If you are in the Atlanta area and need a fantastic painter, feel free to email me!!!  I would highly recommend ours, and have plans to use him again in the near future.

18 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren... It looks gorgeous!!! Love the color of the door and shutters. It is the epitome of Southern charm.

Anne said...

Ypur home looks fabulous Lauren:) Have a great week!
Anne

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

It looks beautiful, Lauren! It just oozes that Southern charm! Love the colors that you chose! Now, you can sit back and enjoy!

Stacey said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose. I also noticed that your house fits into the landscape so well. :)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

You have a beautiful home - very welcoming and very southern too. Happy Monday!

Nancy said...

So lovely! definitely a southern charmer :)

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I love your paint color choices - it looks great! And I agree that choosing exterior paint colors can be so daunting - if you don't get it right it isn't nearly as easy to do a redo as for a room inside!

Laura said...

I love it!

Mocadeaux said...

Gorgeous! I love the front door, including the glass around it. The colors you chose are so serene and look great against the brick.

Mike @TheIronYou said...

What a gorgeous home you have Lauren, and the garden...look how perfect that front lawn is!!!
You must be very proud of it!

Lisa Odom said...

I love the door color also! The wreath is perfect! I think I may need to make one!

Jennifer said...

Love it…you have a gorgeous home!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are perfection and definitely portray that Southern charm.

xo
Pat

Jamie said...

It is gorgeous. Wow.

Allison said...

What a beautiful home Lauren! So much charm. Great color choices keeping with the character of your home. I love that you stuck to the real southern feel. We used to get back to Alanta quite often. My husband had a home there before we were married.

Tery H said...

Love it! What a beautiful home and very Southern. Great job!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Lauren, your home is gorgeous! The paint looks great! Love all your pretty landscaping too!

Lauren and Eddie said...

It looks GREAT! I would've gone with the same colors exactly! Your yard is beautiful!