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October 31, 2022

House and Barn Updates


            I mentioned before that we had the storage barn painted, and this is how it came out.  I                                         love the red color which is Sherwin Williams Remington Red.

This was it before.  Dan had to re-do the trim because through the years the elements finally deteriorated them.  He ended up widening the pieces to help cover up some blemishes. It's in pretty good shape for being about 30 years old!

I ordered these two door knockers to add to the barn for a little added style plus new handles and a new lock.  I just wanted to give it more appeal and I really like it turned out.

We had the light fixture that's now above the doors for a long time and finally put it up.  
Who knows why we waited so long!  
So the house was a light taupe color with red doors and we changed it to blue!  Last year we updated the outside light fixtures to a dark bronze.

I wanted a deep blue and took a family consensus and everyone liked this blue.  It's called Mountain River by Valspar and it's from Lowe's.  We chose the same product line that we used 12 years ago because it held up so well.  The blue entry door is also by Valspar called Coventry Blue. The garage door color is from Sherwin Williams which they also have at Lowe's and it's called Mink.  It pulls on the color of our shingles nicely.
We have verticle siding on the house and were considering vinyl lap siding to end the need to paint, but the price of doing it plus the stonework was too expensive, so we chose to repaint (professionally) and add the stone work.  When the house was like this we had a 2" foam board on the foundation that had been finished with a stucco finish.  I always hated it and it felt cheap to me so we opted for stone.  We bought this in 1989 and it's a far cry from it's original looks.
The stonework started late in August and didn't get finished until early October.  We had a lot of rainy days that halted the work.

I took this yesterday evening. Now I have my eyes on changing out the tree and shrubs on the right side, "next year". 
It took a year between getting bids and everyone being too busy.  
Finally mission accomplished!


  1. Oh, Liz, I LOVE your choices with your updates! The home's colors with the stone really enhance the overall look. The barn is fabulous! It looks brand new. I can imagine the frustration of the past year with bids, etc. It'll be exciting to see your landscape plans unfold. I love your home!

  2. I love your red barn Liz...it does not look old at all. Do you use it for a she shed or is it s he shed/barn? The blue and stonework look great...great choices. Have a happy end of October and beginning of November. (Love all your Fall trees)
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

    1. Thank you so much Kari! The barn really shaped up with that red! It's just a storage barn, not a fun she-shed!

  3. The barn looks great! So crisp and sharp. The blue is striking. Love the stonework Liz. Great job and a new look.

    1. Thank you Linda! I tried to modernize and I think I did it!

  4. Love the red barn, Liz! Everything looks so fresh at your lovely home. The stonework on the chimney looks fabulous and a big change! All of the hardware and lighting fixtures on the barn look great.

  5. Oh yeah! Painting that barn red was the best idea ever! And the second best idea ever was painting the house blue. Both great colors and so much livelier and fun than the taupe. Love the fixtures as well. IT's great, Liz!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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