Monday, March 28, 2022

The Unveiling....

We did a thing in late February. For a while, James had suggested that we paint the Pink House. I held off. After all, this has been the Pink House since its construction in 1956 by the Bendele family. But finally I agreed. As you can see in the photo below, many of the split-face concrete bricks had become ugly. Nothing could get rid of the stains. We tried! Plus repairs a few years ago left behind discolored bricks. After a lot of thought and research, the only solution seemed to be fresh paint (and the right kind) applied by professionals. So we got on board with Meister Painting & Remodeling. Here's how everything unfolded:

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 
The worked started with a day of power washing. Then the house needed to dry for a few days.



Monday,  February 21, 2022 

Taping and covering windows came next. For a while, we felt like we were stuck inside, like during Winter Storm Uri last year. From there, the crew applied primer and even started painting. For a short time, we lived in a "blue house."

Prima Donna didn't know WHAT to think of everything!

The whole process exhausted Prima.

February 22, 2022

Eight guys were on the job by 8:30 a.m. They worked all day and finished up the painting! A carpenter will come soon to make some wood repairs and install back doors (plus a new cat door).

In case you'd like to know our house colors, they're from Sherwin-Williams: Eclipse / 6166 (dark green), At Ease Soldier / 9127 (lighter green), Spiced Cider / 7702 and Shoji White / 7042. To help us figure out colors, we had an online color consultation with Cheryl Todd, a virtual color consultant with Sherwin-Williams. Otherwise, we could NEVER have decided on the right color combinations. There are WAY too many colors! Thank you, Cheryl!

The Meister crew: Edward Villareva, Auston Kelly, Brian Thompson, Chris Forbes, Noé Trese, Kyle Van Pyke, Rosbin Enriquez and Jonathan Meister. Thank you, guys! Also thank you to carpenter Jerry Yoder and his assistant, who made wood repairs and installed doors (including a new cat door for Prima Donna).
So here's the former Pink House, now the Garden House! Once our gardens get going (please rain, Lord!), the house will really blend in. We also had some iron furniture (which we purchased from the Rebecca Howerton estate) sandblasted and repainted to match by American Eagle Sandblasting & Powder Coating in Spring Branch. Garett did a great job! P.S. It's really hard to take nice photos of our house because of its orientation. 

Furniture before
Furniture after

1 comment:

James Hearn said...

The Garden House...I like that!

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