Everyone knows that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. When you put your house on the market to sell, one of the best things you can do is put a fresh coat of paint on the front door and the interior walls. It really gives a place that taken care of look and signals buyers this is a move in ready home. Fresh paint goes a long way to perk up practically anything!
Spring is the perfect time to freshen up the house and yard! The harsh winters take a toll on our outdoor furniture and patios. Our metal and wrought iron furniture will need a fresh coat of paint this year. But, it will have to wait until the contractors finish with the stucco project. They borrowed our patio for their materials so our furniture is piled in the yard. Meanwhile, I’ve spruced up a few things outside. It is amazing what a coat of paint will do!
Our mailbox is 13 years old like the house. I had a magnetic cover on it that had seen better days. Once I took it off I realized the mailbox had rusted badly. I wiped down the mailbox and post and sprayed on a few coats of fresh black paint. I took the flag off and sprayed it with a coat of titanium silver. I doubt the mail lady will appreciate the sparkly silver, but I like it. It looks much better!
I also gave our exterior light fixtures a face lift. The black powder coated finish had taken a beating over the years. I took off the glass globes, cleaned them of pollen and dust and then taped off the fixtures. I spray painted them with Rustoleum Satin black paint. (It is my go-to paint for exterior projects). I also put in fresh light bulbs. Pretty once more! I can’t wait to see them in place against the new siding. (See more of the Goodbye Stucco Project on my blog).
While I was at the lake last week I turned my attention to our wooden chaise lounge chairs. They looked a bit peaked so I cleaned them and painted on a dark stain. It was a stain and sealer all in one. The wood was SO dry that it soaked it right up! It took a few coats but now they look new again. Ready for their comfy cushions!
I look forward to freshening up our fire pit, chairs, and table. Come to think of it, the adirondack chairs could use some love too…. Happily, warm weather is on the way and my paint brush and I are ready!