We catch some flack for painting a lot of things… that might be the case with this project. Did you know that you can easily paint exterior siding? Yup! It’s true!! We painted stripes on the back of this house to set it as the backdrop for our sunroom makeover!
Don’t those stripes and door look awesome and super cheerful?!? I feel like it really took the back of the house from just plain Jane siding to something attention grabbing and worth talking about!
Here’s what you’ll need to paint your exterior siding:
We wanted to add stripes and it was easiest just to use the siding as our guide . Make sure you tuck your painter’s tape fully under the lip of the siding.
We used foam rollers to paint the siding. Since we’d taped it off it was a breeze. Like lazy girl painting all the way!
Once everything was dry, we made a fun grid of plant pails! The tins are from IKEA and we used faux plants because the homeowners were about to take a trip to Korea (and they wouldn’t have been home to water them), but it would be really fun to plant live ones! To attach the pails, we put one small screw through the back to each. It’s a great way to add some texture and visual interest to a sunroom (or any room for that matter) and not spend a lot of money.
And you know I’m a huge fan of painting exterior doors, but I’ve gotta say, this yellow door is just so fun! I don’t know why anyone would leave their doors builder white these days!
So, do tell… would you ever paint your siding? What about a door?