Mike, the kids and I cut the deck off the house about a week ago. The siding needs some work before we paint the house. Mike discovered a way to repair the damaged siding, which he has been doing for the last few weeks. AFter the deck was removed, Mike began to jack up the house so we can replace the sill. After removing the sill and siding, we have a large hole running the length of our family room. It will take a few weeks to raise the house enough to install the new sill. Our backyard looks like a war zone and the side of the house looks pretty bad, but it will be so nice to have the family room wall level and be able to paint the exterior of the house. Patience isn't my strong point, but I'm trying to focus on the end result.
It's been hard to decide what colors we wanted to use. Our house is currently a light blue/gray. There are several white houses near us and we don't want to blend in with the houses on the block. We decided on a medium tan for the siding, a deep tan for the foundation, white windows and soffets and facia, medium brown for the front porch and decking, and a warm burgundy/red for the doors. I hope we like the colors once they are applied, because it's going to be a huge job. Mike will be painting the roof-line and second story. I'll be painting the first floor, porch, deck, and foundation.