We didn't have the time (or money) to repaint the entire exterior so I painted the trim and garage door white. It took much more time then I thought it would. It took about 20 hours, lots of sweating, several bad sunburns and a red ant attack. But after all that work I have to say I would do it all again because I LOVE the way it turned out. The total cost of this project $48. I used a basic exterior paint by Olympic in bright white. The trim took 2 coats and for the garage door I did 1 coat of primer and 3 coats of paint. Here are the before and after pictures:
AFTER (added new front sconces and house numbers)
And maybe you can help me with this! I painted the trim around our front door white as well. I was going to paint the entire door white but I think it would be more fun to do a color! I've always wanted a red door but I don't think red would look right with the color of our stucco. I've had several people suggest black and a few suggest green. So...what do you think I should do?
Oh! And we just bought all new brushed silver door knobs for the entire house (including the front door) to replace the old, nasty 20 year old brass ones!