About two months ago I began my biggest DIY painting project yet, the exterior of the farmhouse. We have future plans of building a big front porch, replacing the windows and doors, adding shutters, and much more, but I just couldn't stand the green any longer! To me it was worth it to go ahead and paint even though some things will be replaced a little later on.
It took quite a while to complete because I did it by myself and I brushed it on. I also painted all the windows which required taking each window apart. It needs another coat, but I couldn't get it done before the cold weather came, so I will have to tackle that this Spring.
I chose a satin finish. It looks perfect on all the trim, but the siding looks streaked. I will definitely use flat paint when it comes time to do the second coat this Spring. I probably could have saved myself from having to do a second coat if I had chosen flat in the beginning. Oh well, now I know!
I have already started doing a little Christmas decorating! I just couldn't resist! I love this time of year!
It was definitely a lot of work, but painting this house made all the difference! It looks and feels so much better! And I saved nearly $4000 doing it myself.
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Have a BLESSED day!