Sunday, April 05, 2009

Taadaa!
(Alternate title: From "Yuck!" to "Wow!")

Of course I can't show you our new paint job until you fully appreciate how awful our house has been looking since we moved in. I also chose a photo with extreme weather contrast to today's glorious climate.

Seriously, who chooses peach and gray? Who?!

As most of you know, we had our house painted by the city of Portland, thanks to their lead paint abatement program. How wonderful! We just had to paint our doors and porches, they took care of the rest!

Aah, much better!

I wasn't really into bright colors when I lived in California. Somehow, enduring two long, gray winters here has completely changed that! When the weather allows, we eat most of our meals outside. Now we have a nice view!

13 comments:

ShackelMom said...

Oh, I love it! I can hardly wait to see it in person!

Keren said...

I know exactly what you mean about bright colors! We bought an orange sofa when we lived in Seattle and I loved it for brightening our living room every dreary day. I love the blue and green combination! I hope it makes you happy every time you see it.

Anonymous said...

I love it- how fortunate that you had it done for free, we had ours done a few years ago, and it was not unfortunately free :). Good for you guys! I hope some day we can see it in person.

-carol

Gretchen said...

Oh I love it!!!! It looks like a doll house!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a difference it makes!
It feels like spring!
aunt G

Grandma Seelye said...

What a blessing!Free!It looks so crisp and clean and neat.PTL Love you

Nathan said...

I love it too. Especially, in light of the snow we just received.

Anonymous said...

It's so pretty! I love those pillows on your bench too!

Erin

annie said...

I love it! I bet it's the cutest house in the neighborhood!

Ariana said...

Annie-- you're probably right, but only because our neighborhood is rather sad. We have had a couple people come by and thank us for putting some color in the neighborhood.

Gypmar said...

The green accents make it just perfect! High five.

Robin said...

It looks lovely! I think the colors are great.

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