|Our house the day we made an offer - July 2011|
The following week, April 22 (I know this based on an IG post from then!) we had them start painting. It took about 5 days; they painted the entire house, garage door, trim, porch (front and back), and front door. We went with a black front door.
The very first picture The Husband sent me made me nervous about the color. We went with a green color and honestly I HATED it the first day. But I knew it was probably because the trim hadn't been done and the front door was still red. This was the first picture sent to me by The Husband and the first one I posted on IG:
I actually had a very bad feeling in my tummy when I received this picture. I just KNEW I was going to hate it. I didn't know what to do so I just didn't tell The Husband. The front of the house was the first thing they painted. The next day, he sent a picture from the side of the house. I was still feeling pretty upset so when I got home I talked with The Husband more. I told him how I was feeling and that I wasn't sure about the color. He assured me the negative feeling towards the color was because it looked pretty sloppy still and I needed to wait to see the whole picture. HE was positive that he loved the new color.
Thankfully the following day all the trim on the front of the house was completed. I was so relieved I seriously could have cried!! I loved it! I was so pleased with the color. PLUS any stucco/paint cracks were filled prior to painting so we wouldn't have to worry about leaks or any water getting into the house that wasn't invited!
I really love the color The Husband and I picked together!! I love how much we have turned this house into our home. It is that much better since we are making all these changes and decisions together, as a team! Many women would disagree, but I love that The Husband has had an opinion and input in every decision and detail in our lives - and seriously, his opinions are anything from color of the house to wedding colors to centerpieces to sheets and comforters. I love that it is an "us" decision! Plus it takes the pressure off of me to pick something out. I am pretty indecisive when it comes to stuff like this!
What upgrades are you hoping to complete at your home?
Do you make most of the decorating decisions?