Painting House Trim

Well we finally finished painting the exterior of our house.  Hallelujah!!  It was our least favourite project to date, but honestly one of the most satisfying afters yet.  Our home went from looking tired and dry to refreshed and renewed.  It was bothering me so much to see my home look sad and like it was going downhill, but time gets away on you and 8 years later it suddenly needs all kinds of work done.  This home ownership thing it a never ending thankless job isn’t?  And a lot of work, but worth it.

So while these pictures may not look like much, the in real life result is so great and it makes us happy!  It’s the little things folks, the little things.

So here’s a quick before picture of the trim at the top of our house.  Tired and dry.

Painting House Trim Before {A Pretty Life}

There wasn’t really a lot to paint, but it was more about where we had to paint.  The trim is high up and my husband insisted that he do it.  Okay then.  I doubted him (actually this stemmed more from worry about him up on the house and on ladders), but he was right!

So here is the after.

Painting House Trim After {A Pretty Life}

Fresh and clean.  We went with a little darker grey and I love how it pops against the white window trim and light grey siding.

Painting House Trim {A Pretty Life}

Here’s a view of the trim along the front and garage doors…we’re so happy with it all!  And after it was all said and done the job didn’t really take that long.  And it wasn’t hard, just tedious.  Don’t be afraid to tackle this job on your own home, because honestly, you could have this task done in a day if you just buckle down and do it.  Then you’ll wonder why you waited so long!

Painting House Trim {A Pretty Life}

So here’s our house all done.  It looks brand new and I couldn’t be happier! I don’t feel like we’re bringin’ down the neighbourhood with our shoddy house, know what I mean?!  Ok except for that little patch of out of control weeds on the right hand side.  Those weeds are trying to kill us.

Painting House Trim {A Pretty Life}

Anyway, here’s one more picture because after all that work it deserves another shot!  Not only that, I’ll need the reminder in 6 or so years that painting the house is worth it right?!

So now we’re heaving a big old sigh of relief that we’ve completed our outdoor painting projects for this year!  Whew.  In case you missed our other projects here’s a quick look at them:

Garage-Door-&-Front-Door-Projects-{A-Pretty-Life}

We painted our garage door, and I gave some tips on how to tackle this job.  //  We gave our front porch and front door a complete makeover and love it so much!  I love the yellow door more and more each time I look at it!

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Paint details:

  • The darker trim was painted with CIL Reallife Siding, Doors & Trim in Satin.  Colour: Intercoastal.
  • The light trim paint is CIL Realife Siding, Doors & Trim in Satin.  Colour:  Swordplay.

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So now we’re turning our attention inside.  Bathrooms, kids rooms, living room and indoor trim here we come!
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8 Comments

  • Reply Tiffany @ MyDirt September 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see how the inside turns out!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Thanks Tiffany! I’m looking forward to having all of our painting done lol!

  • Reply Kristen September 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Daaaaamn your house is looking amazing!! Looks brand new!

  • Reply Virginia Fynes September 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Love your house! the new trim looks great, the color is the perfect contrast! Great job hubby!

  • Reply Tara September 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    It looks so sharp, Jo-Anna! I love the darker colour. Also, kudos to your hubby for getting up there and painting!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      Thank you Tara! I’m so relieved we’re done this! Now just to tackle the basement…

  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy September 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Looks great! There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make something look new. And now that it’s over, it must be so satisfying that you did it yourselves.

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