I completed the trim painting and shutter hanging long ago I’m just finally getting around to showing you what it looks like. I purchased expensive paint, Sherwin Williams Emerald, in Analytical Gray and at $100 a gallon I was expecting greatness from it. Well it delivered it was a one coat paint, which was so nice once I finished one window I could move my ladder to the next. I was so afraid it would take several coats and be an all summer project, but I actually did it all in 3 days and that was hanging the shutters too.
We had family staying with us for 3 weeks so when I had a little free time, or they were off visiting other people I headed outside for a little painting. For the second story front I crawled out our bedroom window and did all the painting so I only needed a ladder to reach the other 3 sides.
I was so hesitant on getting a shutter color in anything other than a neutral. What if I hated it a year down the road and had to get new? So I went on the safe side and went with gray and black, I figured I couldn’t go wrong and they’re timeless colors that I can live with for quite a while without needing a change.
I only have the trim to paint on the third story. My ladder wasn’t tall enough so my son is going let me stand in the basket of the lift and bring me up to the correct height to finish painting. I’ve decided no shutters for the third floor, but I’m going to have them on hand just in case I change my mind once the trim is painted. I need to hold them up and take a look before I take the plunge and put shutters up there.
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