House Update - Trim, Siding and Paint, Oh My!


Hallelujah!  The trim is….not done.  Have I mentioned that it’s a lot of work?

I do have some good news though. The trim on the windows in the kitchen is finally up!  Oh my gosh, this makes a world of difference.  Living a year without trim on those kitchen windows was awful. I felt messy and gross every time I looked at it.  Literally the only thing left to do in the kitchen is replace the garage entry door and the pantry door (and then trim around them).

(This is the door we picked out for all of our interior doors.)  

I also need to decide if I want to keep my drop cloth curtains on the sliding door, or if I should replace them with something else.  Too many decisions.

The trim in the rest of the house is moving along.  Most of it is completed, except for the master bedroom and bathrooms.  

Might I add, the trim is taking us so long to complete for two reasons.  One, Bryn is the only one doing it (bless his heart) and two, Nash gets nervous/anxious when we use the nail gun.  So, we are only working on the trim on the weekends and I usually try to find something else to do with Nash to distract him.  



My sweet grandma has saved us SO much time by coming to our house and painting ALL of our door frames and trim for us.  Amen.

The next painting project is going to be our screen porch.  Stay tuned for more updates on this project as well.

If you take anything away from this blog post today, READ THIS!  I am SO GLAD we waited to order the new interior doors until after gram painted the door frames because guess what?  With the extra paint on the wood, we actually need to order the doors a hair smaller.  Yes, the paint does make a difference.  We would have been stuck with 12 custom size doors that did not fit!


Here's another option.  Because ordering a custom door (or multiple doors) is so expensive, if you're getting a solid core door, you can just order a standard size and then rip some of the door off of the sides to make it a hair smaller.


And, last but not least, the outside of our house.  I mentioned a while back that we had plans for the outside of the house, but they really are not a top priority.  Fortunately though, the siding company was able to fit us in before winter, so guess what, we have new siding!

The siding we had removed was the original siding on the house. While it was nice siding, it was a bit damaged from the weather and let’s face it, the color was 80’s.

Here are my inspiration photos for new siding.

I was SO nervous to see how this type of ‘modern look’ would turn out on our house with our brick, but friends I love it! It completely changed the look of our home (along with a more modern front door, too).

(See, I told you the trim is 'almost finished'. HA! Everything is a work in progress.)

So much is happening, but it’s so much fun.  I couldn’t be more thankful for our home, our helpful family members and our journey to create all things OURS.

Until next time, have a great week!


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