Oh, what paint can do!

It’s crazy to think that we closed on our new house exactly one month ago (when I wrote this yesterday). One month ago, we were cleaning an empty house that would soon become our home. :-)

When we had the inspection done on our home prior to the closing, the inspector pointed out that our house would soon need a fresh coat of paint and some minor caulking around the exterior. It wasn’t a huge deal to us, since paint isn’t really that expensive. With this news, we had a decision to make. Keep the colors or change it up a little?

Here’s a refresher so you can see the color of our house on the day that we closed.


The New House

We decided that the green just wasn’t for us. So, we went to Sherwin Williams on a weekend where paint was 40% off and started brainstorming some colors. I really should admit, I stink at choosing paint colors. I just don’t have a knack for it. However, my husband? That’s totally his thing. The only color we debated on was the color for the doors and the shutters…Joey wanted a dark olive green color and I wanted a dark chocolate color. In the end, we ended up going with the dark chocolate color as a compromise.

Just to note, we hired someone to do the painting. Exterior painting/caulking is something we leave to the pros. :-)

Here’s our house now:
New House

The colors on the house are from Sherwin Williams: Paper Lantern, Lanyard and Chateau Brown.

What do you think? To me, it looks like a completely different house! I love what a couple coats of paint can do.


  1. Wow, it makes a huge difference and it looks fantastic!! Nice choices. The paint really gave your house an updated look, too. (I wasn’t a huge fan of the green, either). :)

  2. I love the lighter color for the house! I definitely think the paint colors you chose are a great update. Excellent choices. :)

  3. Looks great! It really is amazing how much difference a new paint color makes!

  4. Looks great. I love the light and dark colors together.

  5. I think it looks wonderful- much, much better than the original paint colors! I’m also very jealous of how beautiful your yard is… our grass looks like dead hay :(

  6. You went with the SW colors! Love them. You are so right – a little paint can make a HUGE difference. Can’t wait to see more pics!

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