Back from the paint store I picked up three colors of Sherwin Williams Semi-Gloss Latex paint. If I was doing this again . . . I’d stay away from the Sherwin Williams paint! It’s super thick, dries to quickly, and the fumes gave me one heck of a headache. Truly . . . any semi-gloss latex paint will work so save some $ and go to Walmart and get a less expensive brand.
- House: Debonair SW9139
- Trim: Vanillin SW6371
- Accent: Spiced Cider SW7702
First floor is painted . . . If you remember my first post, I had glued the pieces before painting . . . deffinately harder to paint that way! I’d suggest painting before you glue!!
Using images of Painted Lady houses I found online, I used an accent color on the porch railings and trim as seen below. I’ve also used the blue color to accent the floral shape in the trim as well as on the front door and french doors.
Looking at the door in the photo above . . . I created a doorknob from a gold small brad. Just spring open the prongs and push them flat against the door, then glue. Perfect size!
Using painted medium weight chipboard strips, I trimmed out the walls at the sides and bottom. You can see this in the photo above and below.
Painting tips . . .
- I found it easier to first paint the trim then go back and paint the house, touching up the trim if needed.
- Trim took a couple of coats as the paint soaks into the wood quickly.
- Only one coat of paint was used on the house because I didn’t want to loose the look of the clapboard siding on the original wood pieces.
- Windows were painted white on the outside of the house and stained, along with the doors, on the inside of the house, using a MinWax Natural stain color.
I’m now trying to decide if I will add a trim piece to the top of the walls or not and thinking about painting the entire inside of the house, floor and walls the cream color.