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Guess What?

2 Aug

I’ve got blue paint photos to share of the house but before I do, a little announcement. Drum roll please…

Baby Reagan Final SmallYep, we’ve got a little reinforcement on the way! That means that there are several projects that have to get done around here very very soon!

  • Fence for the back yard
  • Doggie door for the pups
  • An entire Nursery to decorate!
  • Not to mention finishing up the projects we already have started!

It’s a little overwhelming but we can do it!

Ready for a few house shots? I thought so. Without further comment, The Blue Monster!

Reagan Front Yard 2 Reagan Front Yard 3 Reagan Front Yard 1 Reagan Back Yard1 Reagan Back Yard 2 Reagan Back Yard 3I included just a few yard photos as well because the grass is just so pretty! We’ve still got a few spots of pink to paint over like on each of the doors but we’ve been waiting for some nice cool days we can leave the doors open and it’s just been too rainy and hot.

So there you have it. A baby and no more pink house!!!!

Yard Update

5 Apr

Just popping in quickly to share photos of the yard progress so far. My WONDERFUL Uncle C and his family are coming up tomorrow to help finally rip out the back yard. He’s got a piece of equipment that’s up for the job so we are excited to spend time with family and get some work done.

This is what we got done Bobcat Weekend (a couple of weekends ago):

    • Hot tub moved out of the way. We’ll be demoing the current pad this weekend and then moving it to a better location later this summer.
    • Shed taken down
    • Wall next to shed taken down
    • Rock pile in front moved into the pool

Last weekend we landscaped the front planters with two different types of boxwoods, rhododendrons, Japanese painted ferns, white astilbe, Ascot Rainbows, pink and white elephant ears, and a gardenia shrub. I can’t wait until everything starts blooming! Flip through the gallery (clicking makes the images bigger) to see everything we’ve done so far!

That’s all for now. Off to prepare for a full weekend of hard work!

Bye Bye Pink, Hello Mainstream Exterior Paint Color!

14 Jun

As promised, even though its late, the color we will paining the Pink Monster is… drum roll please…

Na, I think I will make you read a bit more. Just kidding!

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Valspar English Tea Party!

So, how did we come to this conclusion? Photoshop my friends, Photoshop.

Brian and I had been going back and forth about what the paint color should be. I wanted dark, he wanted light. I wanted a solid color, he wanted to paint it two toned. So, I decided the best way for us to agree upon a color and scheme would be to actually see how it would look. I grabbed a photo of the house and with a little help with online tutorials used Photoshop to mock up the color scheme so we could play around with it.

Once we saw how the house looked in a lighter then darker color and also how it looked two toned and solid we both agreed on a dark and solid. Here’s a few mock ups we considered:

Cream House White Trim, The Reagans Rock, Photoshop, Exteror, Paint, Color, CreamHere is the final look we chose:

Dark Gray House LT Grey Trim, , The Reagans Rock, Photoshop, Exteror, Paint, Color, Gray

Obviously, it won’t be exactly this color. Photoshop was a great way for us to figure out what samples to purchase. Once we knew what we were looking for, I headed to Lowes to grab some samples. I brought them home and Brian and I decided on 4 to get as samples.

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From left to right:

Valspar Relaxed Navy, Martha Stewart Feather Duster, Valspar Sable Evening, Martha Stewart Ground Pepper, Valspar Almost Charcoal, Martha Stewart Seal, Valspar High Speed Steel, Valspar English Tea Party

I first got samples of Valspar Relaxed Navy, Valspar Sable Evening, Valspar Almost Charcoal, and Valspar High Speed Steel. One was too blue, one too green, and the other two were just to light once I saw them in the sun. I had picked up a Martha Stewart color palette at Home Depot and selected a few of her colors to try on the second round of samples. I went to Lowes to find one more color which ended up being English Tea Party and had the paint department match the Martha Stewart colors in Valspar samples. Martha Stewart Feather Duster looked like baby poo once it dried, Martha Stewart Ground Pepper is very interesting and made it to the final two, Martha Stewart Seal is a beautiful gray but was still just a bit too light, and liked Valspar English Tea Party almost immediately.

To make sure that English Tea Party really was the one. I painted over the swatches above with Ground Pepper and English Tea Party. While I really love Ground Pepper, English Tea Party won out because it complements the rock planters so well.

So that’s how we found the perfect color to cover up the pink I so fondly describe as, “the color of dried calamine lotion.”