Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Painted Siding On the House!

So a very quick post to show all of you the painted siding now that its on the house.  Just two walls but you'll get a very good idea of how it will look. I actually have all the siding painted and on, I just didn't have time to do a dry fit to show you the whole thing yet.



Obviously I need to do a few touchups and there's no trim or windows, I'll probably paint those this weekend.

I need to hit Hobby Lobby for some balsa wood to make a sloped roof to go over the flat roof.  I'm hoping to do that tomorrow at lunch and then this weekend get it cut and do a dry fit of everything to see how it works. 

I also need to order another angle cutter because mine came apart on me last weekend.  I cannot survive without that thing. 

I was worried that once I got all that blue onto the siding that I wouldn't like it as much but I'm not having that problem.  I love that blue.  I think with white trim and the front door in either a neutral or maybe Cascade for some pop I'll love it even more.

What do all of you think?

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    1. Thanks! I'm fairly pleased with how it looks.

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    1. Thanks! Feels like progress you know?

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  3. Hi Sheila. To be honest, it's not a colour I'd use, but now I see it in situ, I think it looks good. It brings out the grey in the stone too.

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    1. Thanks! I know its not for everybody but I really love blue and grey. The inside with all its earth tones and primary colors is out of my comfort zone so I'm playing it a bit safe with the outside.

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  4. It looks like the white trims are going to be a good choice against the blue, Sheila. I already like the look of it between the siding and the stones.

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    1. Yeah I'm actually getting a bit excited about this.

      My dilemma is the window trim inside. I'm not sure if I should go with cream or white, or stain the trim with the same stain I've used on the fireplace and windowseat builtins.

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    1. Thank you! Now for the roof decisions. Gah!

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    1. Thank you! It worked out better than I'd expected.

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  7. If I were you I'd stain the window trim on the inside and paint it white on the outside. That doesn't sound easy, though.

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    1. Thanks! If I reversed the windows, so the sills are on the inside? I could do it that way. The house I grew up in never had ledges on the outside, but there were small ones on the inside so it makes more sense to me that way anyhow.

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  8. The color looks really fun and happy! I'm glad you stuck with your instincts because you have something special going on here. I love it! And normally I would agree on white trim with the deeper blue, except that the stone is so warm that it might be nice to go with a warmer and not so stark white. I like the stain idea for the inside trim.

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  9. Thanks! I'm pleased with it. The only issue with the outside window trim is that it'll come up against the white wainscote ledge and so it has to match. I'm going with 'Warm White' which has a slight yellow undertone and hopefully will warm it up.

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  10. I'm so happy you went with the navy! It really makes the stone pop!

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