Thursday, June 14, 2012

Not Afraid of Heights! Painting the Exterior

Came home from work last night to discover this:

My awesome husband waaaaaaaay up a ladder painting out the trim on our super tall house.  Even better, my eleven year old son was holding the ladder.  And the phone, in case he needed to call 9-1-1.  Total insanity.  

But it looks really amazing this morning.  I'm waiting till the second coat is done to give you a full reveal.  To jog your memory, here's how the trim was looking:

   Pretty nasty, right?  I can't even believe the difference a coat of white has made.  I love the architectural detail on the home - especially that semi-circle thing at the top window.

   Do you think we should paint out the cedar shake too?  Please weigh in because we just can't seem to decide and I always love your opinions.  

   Here's what one of my favourite designer's, Michael Penney, thinks I should paint on the shakes:

Pavillion Grey, Farrow & Ball

  If you want to read his original post about my home, you can go here.  He used to work at Canadian House and Home, my favourite home mag.   Now he's working with Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe and he just opened up his own shelter store, called Penney & Company.  I love his quirky, old-school style.

Let me know what you think!

xo Meg


  1. I'd trust that guy. I just scrolled through his portfolio and I'm in love. Such inspiring design! The house is coming along great :)

  2. My two favorite things - House and Home and Sarah and Tommy. If he is associated with them, I say go with what he says. How I wish I could check out his store. Lucky Meg, Canada has all the good stuff! :)

  3. Wow! How cool to have a professional weigh in on house colors. I could totally use his advise right now in selecting my own.
    His suggestion is a brilliant one, but your house reminds me of one near my own (cedar shake up top, red brick below). On that house the cedar shakes are painted gray-blue. It looks so good with the red brick!

  4. Go for it! Lucky you!

    P.S. I mailed the drawing yesterday. Hope you like it!

  5. That is too funny! I can't wait to see what it looks like when you are done! You have been working so hard on that house! It is looking gorgeous! Angie xo

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