9.19.2013

Ding, Dong...The Turd Is Gone!

(Yeah, I said turd...that should get some weird Google hits...)

Anyway, this post has been 6 loooooong years in the making. When we moved here we bought our first house, a 1960's ranch. It had been updated inside, but the outside...Various shades of dark brown and rusty brown paint made it look like one giant pile of poo (as Mike Rowe would say...I miss Dirty Jobs, but I digress...). I dubbed her The Turd and dreamed of the day we would be able to afford to paint.


Finally this year we made it happen. We've added a new roof and my vision of deep red shutters and doors (Valspar Montpelier Red Velvet) has been complimented by a light khaki (Valspar Faint Maple) carport and eaves. Now I feel like the outside looks as well loved and taken care of as the inside. Ding, dong, the turd is gone!



9 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, what a difference! I can see why you called it The Turd. lol! Congrats on the lovely new look - brighter and happier :)

KatiePerk said...

Beautiful! It looks like a different house!

LeeLu Creations said...

Very nice!

Mrs. Match said...

Looks awesome!! I can't wait to paint our house. lol, I love that you called it a turd!

Sarah Shumate said...

WOW! What a transformation! It is so adorable now! I love those shutters!

Emmy said...

Looks great! Amazing what a few things can do

Janette @ The Johanson Journey said...

Wow!! What a great difference!! I think our house needs a few color changes. Our trim is sortof turd ish-- I saw a house in our neighborhood with a red door. like the most perfect red Ive ever seen. I've seen some try to do it but this one was WOW. You guys did a great job! I love the red velvet!

Emily said...

Good job! Looking good. Another pictures of your backyard?

Kenzie S said...

What a great makeover!