What you hear about weather in the South is true- wait five minutes and it will change. Turns out the buckets of rain threatening the weekend held off making it possible to tackle a few curb appeal projects.
Repainting the rockers on the front porch has been a long time coming. Dave the Builder made the call, I selected the paint, and here’s rocking proof of our current curb appeal project in progress AND that semigloss and gloss finishes do tend to dry darker.
Caution: Wet Paint
Behr Grassy Savannah is the current star of our curb appeal show.
The color is I see shades of gray-green-brown perfection.
Soffit, facia board, and box end repair is the project Dave the Builder loves to hate.
Rotting (from tornado damage) soffit and facia is not only an eyesore and curb appeal deal breaker, it can allow squirrels and goodness knows what other varmints to gain entry into the attic.
Dave won’t win any fashion awards, but what he does get is big time brownie points in the honey do division.
Now that we’ve got the boards replaced, it’s ready for paint time.
We are seriously contemplating a total exterior refresh beginning with painting the brick which will be a rather large project over many weekends.
I played with paint color wheels, charts, and swatches Friday night into Saturday morning.
If we do this, I’m leaning towards Benjamin Moore Simply White for the bricks, Behr Grassy Savannah for the cedar shakes, and Sherwin-Williams Pure White for the soffit, facia, and columns.
Another change will be changing out the painted wood shutters for louvered vinyl exterior shutters.
Sanding, scraping, priming, and painting the existing louvered wood shutters every two to three years (Louisiana heat and humidity takes no prisoners) is becoming tiresome and expensive.
Vinyl exterior shutters can be cleaned with soap and water and can be painted when and if needed.
Nine years in and I’m still happy with the copper mailbox and address plaque.
The mix of metals with classic design and form creates curb appeal wow factor.
Classic curb appeal notables include wicker furniture and Boston or Kimberly Queen ferns displayed in decorative urns and/or hanging baskets.
The woven wonder that is wicker is one tough broad that gets better with age.
The hardware accents.
This is how we curb appeal.
And how lovely is the Spanish artichoke finial?
Monogram Letter H Door Knocker – Brass by Michael Healy Designs
I have it on good authority that a three day holiday weekend is upon us.
Three day weekends and captivating images come together to inspire curb appeal beautification projects.
First impressions make lasting impressions.
Curb appeal projects lead the way to big returns, impressive results, and beautifully welcome style home.