Exterior Paint Before & After

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Have I ever told you how much Mr. and I love our neighborhood?  We do!  It is made up of mostly 1930's houses that all started with basically the same footprint.  Over the years, new home owners have come along and put their marks on each house making them their own.  Friendly neighbors are always out walking, running, and gardening. Children ride bikes and scooters.  We couldn't have asked for a better place to raise our children!

Another thing that I love about our neighborhood is the charm.  Most everyone takes pride in their home and garden which makes me proud to call this little neighborhood home.  You can see a few front doors from the neighborhood on this post.  My friend Laura recently painted her exterior and I love it!  She agreed to let me share pictures on the blog so here goes.

This is Laura's house before it was painted.  Even then it wasn't bad - it just wasn't Laura.

Here is the after.

And here is a close-up of the front door.  Those must be new house numbers too?  Love!  Because I know someone will ask, Laura was sweet to share the paint colors with me.

Exterior brick - SW Summit Gray
Front door - SW Anjou Pear

If you would like a little peek into her kitchen, read this post.  Thanks so much Laura for allowing us to stalk your house!


  1. What a charming home! And I love the new color combination! The front door really shines now!

  2. oh i love it!!! i would love to paint my house as i am not a brown girl but he roof is so brown/red that i can't envision anything else. :( ick.

  3. Oh, I just LOVE it! And how cute is the door paint's name? Anjou!

  4. This is really making me want to paint our brick house! One day...one day...xo Kristin

  5. I love it, too! The Anjou Pear is the perfect yellow. We sometimes drive around our neighborhood and just look at all of the different paint schemes for inspiration.

    Thanks for posting!



  6. Love it! That is a really great shade of yellow!

  7. What a crazy change. So pretty. And yes, those numbers are fantastic.

  8. How fun to have such an awesome neighborhood. Love the new colors of Laura's house...so pretty.

    I was going to mention the other day about the #frontdooroftheday :) We should keep that going on Instagram :)

  9. What a difference! Your home looks beautiful and what curb appeal. I just shared a little before and after at piersandchandeliers.blogspot.com on my garage doors for some curb appeal. I'd love it if you stopped by.
    Best Regards,

  10. A great makeover...! Love the front door so much....

  11. Pretty color combination! Your neighborhood looks so charming and quaint. So wonderful living in a neighborhood with friendy neighbors and those that take pride and care of their homes.

  12. Awe! It's too adorable! I love the color combos, the yellow door is fab.

  13. What a great combo - love the door color!

  14. We'd love to update our exterior sooner than later but I also want to make sure we don't rush into anything. Pride of ownership is such a nice thing and knowing that your neighbors all share in that is also a nice feeling.


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