Trimming It Out

One of my goals for the past, uh, year (yikes) has been to get rid of the green trim on our house. I posed about it here, here, here, and here. I knew I wanted it black and bought the paint for it a year ago. The issue was that the idea of LB and I up on a ladder scraping and priming and painting caused me to up our life insurance.  Real talk. We finally found Mario who agreed to paint it for $300. SOLD! IMG_5716

We used the Clark + Kensington Paint in Semi-Gloss Black. I like that I said "we" when I did literally no painting.


The unexpected benefit of getting this stuff painted, was that the wood had seen better days. It needed scraping and caulking and Mario took care of all of that. I also want to pressure wash the crap out of the house/the white paint and get that all sealed, but that's way down on the priority list right now.


Painters who paint with a smile.


I LOVE how classic it looks now.

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I am obsessed with the black shutters. They would look better with white blinds (clearly), but one-ish thing at a time. IMG_5733

The light I ordered also showed up from! It was a little smaller than I originally thought; the swiffer is there for size comparison obviously and not because I was too lazy to move it out of the shot.


But anything is an improvement over this thing.

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The real benefit of this bad boy is the light output. It is bright as all hell. Our front porch can be seen from the next street over, a copter, an airplane, the freaking moon.


Regardless, I am so glad to have these "small" outdoor updates handled. It's only taken a year.