If you look closely you can see that the brick near the front doors is a different brick from the side door… We also cut back the Azaelas that were taller than the roof.

updating exterior ranch style home-1

Thank goodness for sample quarts that are only $5 .

After a few consultations with Erika and the help of both sister-in-laws and my kind neighbor who came by to examine my handiwork on the garage, I finally decided on Clarksville Gray for the body and Texas Leather for the trim.

The doors pictured above are our front doors, the door pictured below is our side door.

We initially replaced the light fixtures and then waited to paint.

For the doors, I asked the paint shop to mix Texas Leather with double the formula black, does that make sense?

I wanted it to look like a really rich Texas Leather but be obvious that it’s NOT actually Texas Leather. We really wish we could have done it ourselves but the quote we got was almost too good to be true.

As you can see there is a wall almost directly behind the side entrance with the flag print, so unless they have their face plastered to the door they really can’t see in.

As for the front doors, if they walk up to them and ring the bell, then yes, they obviously can see in.

We waited two years, which I know isn’t a long time, but for me, it seemed like we’d never paint.

Our house had 3 different types of brick on it and every time I walked outside I could hear it crying for paint.

the most important thing to me is that we have an eternal home in heaven.