Our house looked pretty in pictures, as long as those pictures were taken from a distance. Like all old houses, if you looked closely, you could see the tell-tale signs of age, a wee bit of neglect and evidence of standing out in harsh weather over the years.
If you looked closely you could see small spots of rust on the gutters in some places
and outright holes in other places in the gutters from all the rust.
Where paint wasn't already wearing thin, it was blistering and cracking.
This grand ol' dame was in desperate need of a face lift, a bit of cleaning
a thorough scratching of all the places where paint was lose,
removal of the shutters to try on a whole new color for this face lift.
And no one was exempt from the hard labor!
It wasn't just the walls and gutters that needed attention,
the ceiling of the porch was also calling out for a cleaning, scratching and fresh coat of paint.
The floor of the front porch also demanded attention.
"People have been walking all over me for 70 years! I've had enough! I want the total spa treatment as well!" M was enlisted to address this and other areas of the house.
M got right to work priming and painting the once staid burgundy shutters a new beachy blue!
The ceiling of the porch went from a pale blue to a mint green....wait for it, wait for it, it's coming, the reveal is coming soon!