Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cottage Paint Adventure

We moved to our little country cottage 8 years ago and we have had so much fun improving the property. We owned the property for a number of years and used it as a rental property until we retired and moved from the city to the country. We had painted the exterior of the house and the little tool shed at the time we moved in, but time passes and it was time for a fresh coat of paint. We are really happy with the finished product!

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Eight Years Ago

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage



First We Pick The Color
I had already made a decision about the color range that I wanted, but spent a lot of time on line looking at combinations that would look good for this property and that we would love. When the time came I brought some paint samples home to try. We painted the porch post in several places so we could see it from the inside and the outside. We lived with the samples for about a week just to make sure the color would really work. For the overall color we picked a soft gray by Sherwin Williams Urban Outlook UO 09 Online-Sw7072. The trim Timeless White HGSW4055.

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next The Repair
First step was a good power wash to make sure all the dirt and loose paint would be removed so the new paint would not peel. Some of the trim boards had to be replaced and the cracks filled and sanded. All the windows had to be caulked. The porch post needed material replaced around the bottom where the water had started to water rot the wood. It was an overall exterior repair.

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Preparing To Paint
All The Windows Had To Be Taped and Covered
The Primer and Sealer Go Onto The Brick

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Max Was Going Crazy Because He Couldn't See Out


Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage


All The Repairs and Priming Complete
We Are Ready For Color

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Here Comes The Color
We Love It!


Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Shutters Are Going Up

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It's Finished
We Are So Excited!

Exterior Painting Project for The Cottage, a complete color change. We love the finished product. Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Has Been A Great Project and Has Changed The Entire Look Of The Cottage
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, we always look forward to your visits. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

7 comments:

  1. So much fun to see your country cottage Miz Helen! Nothing better than fresh paint, it always makes everything feel brand new! You and the hubs are adorable and your home looks great!
    Jenna

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  2. It looks wonderful! It was lots of hard work, but really worth it~

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  3. Inspiring yet intimidating, all at the same time...you all amaze me!

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  4. It looks completely different! I love it!

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  5. It looks beautiful, Miz Helen! I love the shutters and the colour you have chosen!

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  6. It looks AMAZING, Miz Helen!! The color looks like it fits you perfectly. I hope to see it in person very soon!

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Miz Helen