It is not that unusual for me to be in the middle of one project and begin to speculate and research a future project. This one however will have to wait until the spring, but it is never too early to start putting together my thoughts, ideas and a collection of pictures.
Yesterday the roofers arrived promptly at 8am to begin work on replacing our poor old, and I mean 23 years old, ugly tan roof. The new color is called Rustic Black from the Heritage line by Tamko roofing supplies.
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So with the new roof going on you just know there are going to have to be other changes made to the exterior of our home.
One of them will be replacing the tired old 1980's heather blue shutters with classic new black shutters. I did think about painting the old ones black but in my research to see how this could be done I found that it is not recommended to paint a darker color over a lighter color with regard to vinyl shutters. This is because the lighter color shutters are not made to withstand the stress of expansion and contraction that occurs with a darker color. Eventually the result will be the paint failing. And yes I am aware that there are paints specially made with specific bonding agents that will adhere to the vinyl, but urethane resin paints are a bit on the expensive side and then there is the trouble of removing the shutters, painting and rehanging them. Since shutters are relatively inexpensive, only costing about $50 a set, I think buying new for us is the way to go.
The next thing to be done will be to paint the exterior brick white but first I have to ease Mr. Rosemary Lane into the idea. Take a look at these stunning homes with white painted brick and black shutters.
These next two pictures are amazing before and after shots. Look at this outdated brick after it is painted white.
It totally transforms the entire feel of the home doesn't it?
To me there is also something so very charming about painted brick.
I think this look will really work on our home.