Thursday, July 7, 2011

New House (sorta)

Our house before removing the vinyl siding + paintjob

Checking in to show you why it's been such a ghost town around here lately :)
We've been getting some work done to our home and I've also been super lazy about blogging (I guess I just needed a little time off).

Admittedly not the most exciting change, but we replaced our fence! It was literally caving into our neighbor's property (all three neighbors), so it had to be done. We used Carmine's Landscaping and Matt was awesome. But...

THE most exciting project was removing the vinyl siding off our house. Wooohoooo. I'm not gonna lie, I've been dreaming about this since the day we moved in. I CANNOT BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY DID IT!!! The original clapboards are back!!

Vinyl siding removed
Siding removal took around 2-3 days.

wood repairs
Repairing the damaged wood underneath - also around 3 days.

Sanding the house and garage down to bare wood took about 3 (very loud) days and priming/painting another 3 days.

The crew was fantastic. If you're in the Maplewood area and looking to paint your home, we highly recommend Rutgers Painting (Leonel's crew). As for the woodwork/repairs, we used Tico's Carpentry. Also very happy with their work (Gorge's crew).

slate grey + charcoal grey shutters + bright white trim + yellow door (of course)

Newly painted!

AND of course what's a post without a pic of the little snoopy snoop??

cutie patoots


Clementine said...

WOW, what a transformation!!! I absolutely love that yellow door with the slate blue/gray clapboards. And the new house color just makes your garden POP. Awesome!!

kim said...

Wow - what a transformation! I must admit though, it looked great before too! Love the yellow door.

melissa loves said...

Oh. MY god! It looks absolutely amazing hunnie! I LOVE it! And you picked THE very best colors! The yellow is the PERFECT yellow and I love the gray! Just perfection....YAY! I can't wait to see it in person when I get back! woo hoo! ( cutie pie little snoopy snoop! ) :)

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

It looks soo good! Love the grey house plus yellow door!

April said...

It looks SO good!

Ez said...

Oh my god...I love it!!! It turned out so good and you ended up picking the perfect color (What color is it BTW?)! Love the yellow door too! Has Carl said anything about it? :-)

Here's a wee kiss from Miss K and me for the top of Emma's sweet little snoopy snoop noggin. xo

Zee said...

Mar, I love it!!! They did such a good job. Nice color choices...lovin the yellow door :)

theolivetree said...

Love love love the yellow door!

elizabeth said...

it looks so lovely.funny know you are in maplewood- i grew up right next door in millburn. my mom keeps trying to convince me to come look at houses in maplewood. ahh - the jump from the city to the burbs. it's a great town! a bit jealous in our cramped brooklyn digs. and of course, a cutie pie pic of emma.