Saturday, August 29, 2009

Painting, does it ever really end?

The Phillips end of the hallway family wall!
One of my projects this week has been to put our family wall back together. I had it down for quite some time with a zillion ideas and then rejected. At the last family reunion I had gotten some new pictures, (thanks Tammy) and was the perfect time to change everything around. So here is the new family wall. Now some of you haven't aged for some time and I still have some older pictures of you, if it doesn't bother you it doesn't bother me! Glad to have you back again for me to look at. Sure miss those I don't get to see very often, but can at least see your picture everyday.

Here is our transformed house with great colors that Gerry picked, good eye! It looks great and am sure that with the shutters and door painted the same dark brown it will look fantastic.

Looks like we are having fun...we were!

Gerry does the highest part which also means he has alot more house to paint then I do.

I get to do the lower part of the painting since I don't go up more then three rungs on the ladder.

This is the before picture, pretty plain looking.

Well my first attempt at writing and putting up some pictures all at the same time. Will see how it works. Seems I have been painting forever. We began with the idea of just getting started on the outside of the house, and at least just do the front. Gerry and I drove around looking at houses and what colors other people used. I figured that if I let Gerry pick the color he might be more into the whole process. I have just finished the garage doors and felt pretty pleased with myself...then I realized I still have shutters to do...and the doors...and the other three sides of the house. But the front is mostly done and here is some pictures of the process. Well they might be the wrong way but you get the drift!
A funny thing that happened when I was painting the garage doors. The next door neighbor says to me, " just in case no one has told you, the garage doors look great, you are doing a very nice job". I said thank you and made the comment that painting this dark brown color has made me crave chocolate all day. A few minutes later the daughter comes over with the box of Lindt chocolates for my chocolate craving. Yep... they were gone within hours, I did have help at least with the eating of the chocolates!
There you go, I have learned something new and have loved sharing these pictures with you. Take care and my love to you all~Ter


  1. wow!!!what a transformation on the house. LOOKS FANTASTIC! THe family wall looks great as well.

  2. Hello!
    I love the border around the pictures hanging on the wall. It really makes it look so organized. Very nice!

  3. Beautiful job Momma! You have such an eye for color and decorating, I love that about you!