Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Where I Live Part 1- exterior

With the blizzard of 2011 behind us and nothing to look at but SNOW and lots of it, I was browsing thru some pics this afternnon of sunny, warmer days and trying not to get too depressed.  So I thought a really good way to cheer up was to start a series about our house and to post summer pics of our house!!!!!

We purchased our home in May 2003 and it looked like this:

I am not a big fan of brown and boy it sure looked dated to me.  It stayed that way for about 4 years.  I just worked with it and made the best of it.

In 2007, we decided to replace all of our windows and we wanted a historic look for this 1923 craftsman bungalow so we chose "Renewal by Anderson" windows.  They were expensive but they gave us the look we wanted, and not to mention the energy savings, and I love them!!!!!

So after the windows were installed we decided the brown had to go,  So much ado later and many bottles of paint samples we had a custom mix by Sherwin Williams that we called " King Green".  We chose along with the green a custom  mix called "King Tan" and also used a stock SW color called "Muslin".

The above photos show the house as it looks now.  Bye Bye brown........ and summertime.  Sure looks good about now.

This will be the first in the "My House" time we go inside.......



  1. Good choice with the green paint on the siding. I love your house - it looks very charming. One day I would love to live in an older charming house - it's on my wish list.