I can't believe it has been a year since we bought our house! When we bought it we knew that we would paint the interior right away. A couple of coats of bright white paint went up everywhere soon after we moved in.
We also knew that we would convert the den space into a third bedroom (back to the way it was originally). That project was completed a couple of months before Buckley arrived (though I have yet to show you the completed nursery).
The next project on our list is to paint the exterior. It sounds like a huge job, especially when you add in sanding down a majority of the house because the current paint is in such bad shape. 
When we pictured what we wanted the house to look like, we both agreed that we wanted a dark house with a bright door. We wanted to take our mid century ranch back to its roots, and the time has finally come!

These houses were ones that we used for inspiration when we picked our house colors:

 house pictures found via google

These are the colors we chose:
We also ordered this doorlite kit to go into our new bright red door.
 When it's all finished it will look like this:
We have already painted the red on the Dutch door in the back to get a feel for how it will look, and when we have the top open it gives us a pop of red in the house:
(I kind of love it)

I can't wait to see it all come together!
Our homeowners association makes you ask all of your neighbors if they approve and then the HOA has to approve it. I really hope we have no hang-ups and that we can stick with our original colors!


  1. Whim Wham Life on June 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Ahhh, that will look amazing! So crazy/funny that you have to get approval to paint YOUR house. Silly world rules:-) xoxo

  2. Nicole on June 28, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    You have such a lovely home! Every time I see it, I think so! Love, love, love those colors too!! Good luck :)

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  4. Unknown on February 26, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Prepare your home before you start painting - power wash thoroughly to remove dust. Fix all the rusted/rotted/ripped parts of your exterior house.

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