Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hi, my name is Stie and I'm a Paint-a-holic

Before hanging off the window ledge with a bucket of paint:
After hanging off the window ledge with a bucket of paint:

Much better, dontcha think?

[I also promise to stop taking before and after pictures of my house and posting them on the internet.

Eventually. I'm on a 12-step program. Rehab takes time, you know.]

24 comments:

Bridget said...

Love the black. So classy. I knew you wouldn't stand for that mauve. Did you really hang out the window doing that???? Also, what car has replaced your Pilot?

Emily said...

Love it as well. I can't believe the difference it makes. Also, I love the before and after pictures--keep 'em coming. (I plan to soon post our house project photos--we'll see if it happens:)

Amber said...

I am still recovering from the sadness of ditching that pink kitchen.

DanandCindy said...

I think it looks lame.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Bridget,

Yes, I did hang out of the window ledge to paint. Chase was so worried about me that he sat on the front lawn, holding the phone, with his fingers on 9 and 1. He was TERRIFIED (and I was a little nervous myself).

The car in the before picture is actually the previous owner's car. That is the picture I took on inspection day.

And Daniel - if you hate it, then I made a good choice. I always try to make decisions based on the opposite of what you'd do. Yay me!

Jenny from Chicago said...

Much. much. better. Well spotted you.

And what's that they say....the first step to solving your problem is admitting you have one...

Holly said...

Sharp looking shutters! You are one serious painter leaning out the windows--banish the mauve at all costs!

I enjoy the before and after pics. Don't go to rehab, or at least just go to one of those cushy Hollywood types that don't really make you change anything.

Annie said...

Looking great! Love the black...if you can't get Hannah to wear black anymore, might as well go to the house ;)

Gramafolly said...

Love you new house!

Marty: said...

I heard Michaelangelo got his start painting walls, ceilings, probably shutters.

Amanda said...

It looks great! Still waiting for you to come and help me get my rooms painted... =)

gab said...

you are paintalicious, babe! black shutters are the best...i love how it sets off the red brick!

Dancin Queen said...

Ooh, looks beautiful. Don't stop painting and posting before and after pictures. We'd all be sad.

Anonymous said...

don't stop!!!!! Are you sure you didn't move? It's incredible! luv it, Mom

dcrmom said...

a) love the shutters. LOVE.

b) leaning out windows and painting? you kick butt! chicks rule! :=)

c) don't stop posting before and after pictures, 'kay?

RobynandJoe said...

It really does look great, but I'm glad Dan comments otherwise. What would your blog be without a snide brotherly comment?

Michelle said...

WOW!! What a dramatic difference! Love the black shudders. Great job girl! You rock!!

Kimberly and Devon said...

Looks amazing!

girlymama said...

I don't mind yuor obsession at ALL! I just LOVE those before-and-after shows. Like on Oprah.

Looks GREAT! Maybe I can convince Husband to paint our red shutters black...

Diane said...

Is this the same house? Your brick looks totally different with the colors you've chosen! I REALLY like it!! Glad you didn't kill yourself hanging out those windows!

Kelly said...

i love the before and afters... i'm getting so many ideas. keep it up!

Darilyn said...

Didn't you just move into this house? You are quick. I've been in my house for 18 months and still haven't painted the outside the color I want!
Your home looks fantastic!

Mique said...

How much do you charge? We need our shutters painted. I wish we could do them black but the rest of my house is dark brown and I think it'd look lame.
I LOVE the after pic.

Cara said...

Don't stop! I love the before and after phot's. It makes me get off my bum and do something around here!