I’ve been wanting to paint the exterior of my house for years. My house is a 60s ranch burger that is cute, but doesn’t have much architectural interest. The brick is pretty nice, though – I think it was reclaimed brick, so it was interesting in a rustic way.
I’ve been pinning pictures of exteriors of homes where the brick has been painted for years now. There is just something elegant about brick painted a creamy gray-white. I have nothing against natural brick – I love a classic brick Georgian or Federal home – timeless.
There is a house we drive by on our trips to Trader Joe’s. The house is in an area of Atlanta called Virginia Highlands that is full of 20s and 30s homes. The house is so cute has painted brick – it’s a creamy white – gorgeous. Every time I saw it, it made me want to paint my home.
A neighbor down the street painted her ranch a sage green a couple of years ago, and another neighbor painted her house a charcoal gray last year. Their houses looked so good, it really inspired us to get our act together and get our house painted.
We decided to pull the trigger and get our house painted. We were wayyyyy overdue. We hadn’t had the trim painted since we moved in 12 years ago. It was looking kinda shabby.
So two weeks ago, we went ahead and called our painter and told him to paint the brick and trim. I love how it looks so much. But you know, there is kind of a domino effect when you make improvements to your home. The old stuff just doesn’t look good anymore. Now I need new lanterns for the front, a new knocker, knob and deadbolt, numbers, etc. New landscaping (argh!). The list just keeps getting longer. I have a little stash of decorating money, so I think I can swing the lanterns and a few other things. We’ll see!