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MONDAY MAKEOVER – THE EXTERIOR

You now have the rare misfortune of being the few people to have seen how BAD the exterior of

MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE

IS.

spooky
spooky

But no time to wallow in that. The time has come to fix the outside up to match the interior which has been restored over the years to her beautiful youthful glow…

I just am not sure of what I like more..the cable cord running down the side of my house...or the air conditioners...and then...there is the door...to nowhere!
I just am not sure of what I like more..the cable cord running down the side of my house…or the air conditioners…and then…there is the door…to nowhere! (the other side of this mysterious door is in the dining room-below)
THE DINING ROOM AFTER
THE DINING ROOM 

This is going to be a BIG JOB…

the BACK...I am fairly certain that I Have NEVER shown you my backside...and for good reason!
the BACK…I am fairly certain that I Have NEVER shown you my backside…and for good reason!

……the “addition” is ALL WOOD AND really just where the sleeping porch upstairs and downstairs it encloses the laundry room and pantry…an then there is a back porch…

exterior front long view

The painters spent the weekend scraping…and will continue this week and then paint I think monday so I have TWO days to decide what color!!!!!

Here are some of my choices(all Benjamin Moore) :

BENJMAIN MOORE SWISS COFFEE
BENJMAIN MOORE SWISS COFFEE
SWIIS COFFEE
SWIIS COFFEE
ALABASTER
ALABASTER
ALABASTER
ALABASTER
SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE
SIMPLY WHITE
CALM
CALM

AND ONE MORE JUST TO CONFUSE THE ISSUE

CALM
CALM

DO YOU HAVE ANY TRIED AND TRUE EXTERIOR WHITES….WE HAVE THE 140 YEAR OLD NEVER PAINTED STUCCO TO WORK WITH…THE CLOSEST COLOR TO THE STUCCO IS “REVERE PEWTER”

REVERE PEWTER
REVERE PEWTER
REVERE PEWTER...TOO MATCHY MATCHY???
REVERE PEWTER…TOO MATCHY MATCHY???

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7 thoughts on “MONDAY MAKEOVER – THE EXTERIOR

  1. My vote is for Revere Pewter! Good luck on the transformation. I know it will be just as beautiful as everything else you’ve done 🙂

  2. My vote is for Calm. Thanks for being vulnerable — it’s good to know that everything is not perfection at your country house…just like all of ours!

  3. HI Lesli,
    Having just gone through this…. I can appreciate the surprise/ overwhelm of seeing all this things that need doing. Things we all just live this and stop seeing. I would like to recommend to you my secret weapon: Penny Holmes who has a business called Virginia Home Consulting – she has a SWAT team who comes in and takes care of all the zillions of things that need doing. She is super organized, down to earth and such a relief to work with her… and very affordable – best deal in town! Best, Sarah

  4. I’ll narrow it down to …… Swiss Coffee or Calm – I make my final pick on colors by their names – kinda like I pick my wine by the label – works for me. Good Luck – it will look awesome.

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