Friday, April 16, 2010

$1 can of paint

This past week, I finally finished a project that I have been itching to do since we moved in!! Here's the realtor's pic of our house the way it was when we bought it. It's nice, but I HATED how the trim, the brick, the siding, the door and the shutters were all the SAME color. It needed a little contrast. So, while looking through the unwanted, mismixed paints at Lowes one day, I found a quart of Valspar exterior paint in a blackish brown shade and it was ONE BUCK! Oh yeah.

I painted my door almost immediately and boy did that help! But, I finally pulled off those bland tan shutters last week and painted them. I hung out my 2nd story window to get one pair. It was so worth it!

Isn't that much better!
Here's another before:

and after:

That can of paint may have been the best $1 I've ever spent!

Ooohhh, I also found this pic taken by the realtor before we moved in of our backyard.
Before:

And now, the after:

If you missed the posts about our Backyard Makeover, check it out here and here.

I'm linking to Frugal Friday.


8 comments:

Reese said...

Such a huge difference for only $1. I looks wonderful! You have a beautiful house :)

Lexi said...

The house looks so much better. i love dark shutters. Great job for $1. Lovely home.

Amanda said...

Nessa your house look totally different! I can not believe I am kin to you. I wish I had your talent!

Laura Forman said...

Don't you love it when what you have in your head, you are actually able to do? And all for a buck?? :) It does look so much better!! Glad you were finally able to get it all done!

Aubrey said...

Looks like a totally different house. Amazing! Great job!

Elissa said...

I think it looks much more elegant now! I guess I'll have to check out the oops paint next time I'm at Lowe's! Great job, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cindy Broaddus said...

What a great improvement to your house! Isn't it fun when you can find such a good bargain? Great job!

Amy Kinser said...

What a great transformation using a can of paint. (especially one that cost a buck) Great job!