Exterior Prime and Paint

The house is painted! We were so excited last Sunday night when we drove up and saw that the painters had put the exterior prime and paint on the house.  Bethany really struggled picking out the color for the exterior but finally settled on Sherwin Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) in satin.  For those of you that watch HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines, this is the same color they used on the exterior of their farmhouse.  Bethany picked out the color before she knew that, but that was the final validation she needed.  Continue reading Exterior Prime and Paint

Homemade Barn Doors

As part of building our new home, we have taken on some of the components of the construction ourselves.  One of the things we were not planning to do but ended up taking on is the building of homemade barn doors for our kitchen pantry.  When we started looking for a barn door to fit that space we quickly discovered that we were going to have to spend $800 or more to get the look and feel we were going for.  Bethany finally talked me into just making them ourselves.  I had no idea how easy it was going to be.  Continue reading Homemade Barn Doors