We loved all the great comments on our exterior paint job - Thank you!
Today I'm sharing a little tricky thing we did to give the outside a little more personality.
And it was super easy and practically free. Practically free because I had most of the supplies already. But even purchasing the few things needed would be pretty darn inexpensive.
Here is where we left off:
In love. This is a million times better than the beige and brown.
As much as we love all the white, sometimes you need a little something to break things up. So we decided we needed windows.
With painters tape I taped off the top row of rectangles on the garage door. I didn't measure - I just eyeballed them with the existing lines. Piece of cake.
Already looks a little more interesting, right?
Once those were done, I pulled out the black paint.
And colored inside the lines.
Pretty spiffy, huh?
Tape removal is the best part.
They look pretty real, don't they?
Seriously, this project took about an hour. And it was super easy.
Here is way before:
And a few afters:
And we did the same thing in the back.
While Alex and her cute boys were here visiting, we put her to work. She painted some faux windows for us at the back door. It definitely needed a little something interesting.
Since this space used to be actual windows, it was a no-brainer to make it look like windows again.
Alex didn't need tape since it was recessed enough to make a straight line. And she is a champ with a steady hand.
And she was so happy to be put to work.
Seriously, she was a trooper and we had tons of fun getting these things all buttoned up for the previously mentioned graduation party.
You can see we painted the back door red to match the front. I was a little wary at first, but we totally love it.
How cool is that? It totally looks like we have windows there, but we don't.
Super easy trick.
We also built something pretty terrific in the back yard. I'll share that next!