Well, three years later, it's still not painted. But I swear, with the vehemence of Scarlett O'Hara, that this will be the summer! We almost pulled the trigger last summer, but someone (Carter) dragged his feet and then we lost momentum. The plan is to have the trim and siding of the house painted professionally while Carter tackles the brick.
Our house is a small cape-code style brick and siding combo....and unpainted, it's nothing special from the outside. But painted? Our house could be straight-up adorable and that's my goal.
I think we have decided to go with a shade of green with white trim and a red door. I've been searching for inspiration images and Pinterest has happily obliged with some adorable painted homes in shades of green:
I love this little guy...such a quaint place to call home and I hope our painted house will have similar charm. I like the whisper of green in the paint color and LOVE the Chippendale railings. Our front steps currently have a metal railing and replacing it with this type of white railing would make me incredibly happy.
Image source is twoellie.com, but it was not linked to the actual post via Pinterest
I love a small home with various nooks and crannies to it. I'm not sure this is the green color I'm going for, but I like how the white trim popped against this shade. And I desperately want that back patio.
Sooo fetching, right? I guess this paint color leans more toward taupe, but I thought it could work with more green in it. And I love the pop of white trim and that cedar shingle detail! I don't think our house has a spot that would work with shingles, but if it did, I would totally do this. It adds a lovely dimension to a smaller home.
Have you guys seen any cute homes that have been painted green? I have a small collection on Pinterest, but if you have a good lead, let me know!