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Wednesday
Oct242012

painting the house

Buying our farmhouse, we knew painting the exterior would be a first year project. And I am glad to share that the project is 99% done! Tackling the repairs, preparations and actually painting the house took much combined effort. We are very thankful for our parents helping out several times in this process. The bulk of the work was completed during Jeff's summer break from teaching. We spent about two months doing wood repairs, scraping and priming the exterior. Then, Jeff sprayed the house in two days!

After that, we had lots of detail work to tend to and as of this week, we are very nearly done. There is a small bit of work on the porches, but the house part of the painting is completed. We are so pleased with the results and so glad to have the house repaired and painted before winter.

I have a new appreciation for anyone who paints a house. Prior to this project, I had no idea what it could entail. I am proud of us for working together and supporting each other as we tackled this mammoth project. It was overwhelming at times, but every step of the project was one step closer and we kept at it and got it done. As much as we can appreciate the process of painting our farmhouse, we did apply a high quality paint in hopes it will last many years!

 

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Reader Comments (3)

The house looks absolutely fabulous!! Nice work, guys! (as always ;) )

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Wow--Your house looks awesome! I can't wait to see it in person and play with those puppies.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Looks so great - can't wait to see it in person - way to go guys!

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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