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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We Painted our Brick!

We painted the brick on our home and I can't tell you how much I love the new look!
The brick on our house was ok, but pretty dull and dated.  I had seen some new houses with painted brick,  so we did some research and decided to update our brick.  We used Valspar masonry paint from Lowes.



H also painted all of the wicker white while he had the sprayer out...


Our granddaughter, Kyleigh, is ready to help Papa paint!   H painted the brick, trim. deck, security grates, and shutters.

  I have started to decorate, but still have a long way to go!

H puts the flag out almost every day...unless it's really windy.
The leaves on the trees are barely out, and we are supposed to have a cold front coming in Wed  (with a low of 27)  

H put some artificial grass along the walkway.   We have a lot of rock in our front yard (very low maintenance) and thought a little green might add some curb appeal.

The hosta's and hydrangeas are starting to peek thru the rock, so there will be some more green in front of the fence soon.
There is H on the left adding some final touches.   I will add some "final touches" to the porch and be back to give you a tour!  







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114 comments:

  1. Looks gorgeous, like a breath of fresh air ;)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  2. Oh it is very pretty....and I love some of your yard decor!

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  3. What a beautiful difference the paint made! I bet it took some nerve tho to decide to paint the brick, didn't it? It really does look nice!

    Judy

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  4. It's so fresh and pretty painted white.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. It looks so quaint! Very nice!

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  6. Hello Penny.Oh, PERFECT! Perfect! The house has been improved immensely with the white. I LOVE it.

    What color did you paint the porch floor, I wonder? I have to choose a oolor soon for ours. I dislike gray. Take care. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you so much for your sweet comment! We painted the floor with Valspar Ultra White Outdoor paint....will look forward to seeing your new porch when you get it painted! Hugs, Penny

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  7. Wow..never underestimate the power of paint...Looks marvelous!

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  8. I love painted brick - and your home looks so charming now!
    -Revi

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  9. WOW! This is amazing. What a lovely thing to do. You must love the face lift.
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  10. I just love it--wow it lightens things up--looks fantastic!

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  11. I love the softness the white paint added to your home. It has such a lovely cottage feel to it now!

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  12. It was a great idea Penny! You've a lovely home, and it looks so bright in white!
    Hugs and kisses

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  13. I love paint it can change everything! It looks wonderful Penny....

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  14. You went from dated to WOW. Isn't paint wonderful? Just great.

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  15. Hi Penny, Just gorgeous!! What a difference a few shades makes. I remember growing up, my grandparents painted their brick house. It lasted forever without a repaint. Lots of work but so worth it to get this stunning magazine worthy result..
    Happy Wednesday,
    Hugs, CM

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  16. Penny!! OMG!! WHERE DO I START!!!!
    Love the new look and I don't mean that the old look looked bad but what a transformation!!
    Everything looks lovely from the brick to the wicker. Love the size of your porch!! I am so jealous and I totally am smitten with the white picket fencing!!
    Just beautiful!!
    We have had cooler temp. with rain the past few days but a bit of a warm up is coming....
    You and H deserve an A+ on this magnificent transformation!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  17. I love IT !!!!!! I love any brick painted , I have a red brick house and have wanted to do that for years

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  18. I just love the new look-what a fantastic difference! I can't wait to see more.

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  19. What a HUGE improvement! I love it!

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  20. Love the refinish! So much brighter and bigger. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-3.html

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  21. Hi Penny. How pretty. I really love how your home looks. Your hubby did a wonderful job too. Thank you for you sweet comments about my home tour featured at Cindys. I was so honored when she asked me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Penny, I really like the look of your painted brick and wicker. What a spendid job! Don't you love what paint can do! You have a lovely porch! Thanks for sharing this at my HOME and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  23. I see home like this one only in the movies...very very beautiful!!! Your home is a dream1
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  24. What a beautiful job you did. I know that had to be a lot of work but the results are to die for!!!! You have decorated everything so wonderfully. I know you must be very proud and pleased with the way it turned out.

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  25. Hi Penny... it looks just lovely... sigh... and with your white wicker and pink flowers... bellissimo!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  26. Painting it bright white made a huge difference! Beautiful!~Patti

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  27. Love the new and fresh look!

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  28. You have been quite busy...what a transformation for spring! You have one super lovely granddaughter too! :)

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  29. Penny, The transformation is amazing and I love your house painted white. The wicker furniture is beautiful. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  30. Wow, it looks so bright and clean! I do love brick painted white. We recently painted our brick fireplace white and it brightened the whole room.

    xoxo. Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm going to say WOW too, it is So beautiful.... what a difference. The idea of hanging chandeliers on each side of your columns are Sweeeeet too. The white really makes it POP. I think I"m going to stare at it for awhile if you don't mind. lol LOve it Penny!!! Places that look this good makes you want to see the inside and we are so fortunate to have done so.

    Hugs~

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  32. Hi Penny, Your house looks fresh and beautiful. Paint (and elbow grease) can sure make a big difference...Connie

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  33. It looks terrific all bright and wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your extra touches. thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things xo

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  34. This looks so good! I am a new follower of your blog from southern charm. I would love for you to come over to my blog and hopefully want to follow me back. Have a great day, Nicole!

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  35. Looks great! It always amazes me how white paint can transform anything. Enjoy your new look this Spring:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  36. What a beautiful and dramatic change Penny! thank you for sharing it with us at TTF.

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  37. What a great transformation...I ♥♥♥ your house painted white!

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  38. Wow! I love the new fresh look. Very pretty. Karie

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  39. Wow, what a great way to freshen and brighten your home!
    Mary Alice

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  40. What a transformation! I lovvvvve it!

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  41. Looks Beautiful ~ I have always loved the look of painted brick....
    Cheryl
    zany-mayd.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow, Penny it looks awesome! Really makes you stop and look now. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  43. It's beautiful! It looks so fresh and stately. The black shutters really pop! Love the carriage, flag and lamp posts too!

    Cathy ♥

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  44. Your cottage looks so lovely with its new coat of paint. I too have a brick house it has been what they call "bagged" where it has had concrete put over but not perfectly so the brick shapes still show underneath. I painted my house a gorgeous pale true grey (no blue tones) last year and love the look. Now I am working on the windows as the whole house was originally painted a dreadful steely blue colour, including the windows. We are painting the windows in Resene, Black white, which is a sharp white.

    Lee :)

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  45. I LOVE painted brick houses and yours is not exception! You are so brave to actually do it and it sounds like your hubby was on board too (sometimes that is an issue as some men say 'why in the world would you want to paint brick?"). I saw your post over at the Liz Marie blog party.

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  46. Amazing what a little paint can do. Does not even begin to look like the same place. Nicely done.

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  47. Your house looks great with it's new paint...nice color and the pink plants really pop with your "new" house. Visiting from The Thrifty Groove.
    Babs

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  48. Wow, turned out beautifully! Love you new white paint...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  49. Wow, Penny!!!! It looks just beautiful! What a huge difference!!!! Love it, girl!

    xoxo laurie

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  50. Penny your home is stunning!!!
    Oh my goodness.
    Happy pink Saturday♡ Tami

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  51. WOW PENNY!! What a lovely change! Now I want MY HOUSE painted!!! Those pinks on the fence (and the chandy's) really pop now, and everything looks so fresh and lovely!!! I think it's wonderful that you did that! Can't wait to see the next post!
    Thank you so much for being here for my party and sharing such a gorgeous home with us! It's fun to see what everyone is doing!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  52. I love the bricck, it came out really nice.

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  53. Hi Penny! This is the first time I've been to your blog and I'm visiting from Classy Clutter!
    I just showed my husband your newly painted home, it is beautiful!!! Ours is the uglyist brick in the world, so I'd love to try it someday:)
    I'm your newest follower and hope you will stop by when you have a minute!
    Rondell

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  54. Some people think it's a crime to paint brick, but often it looks better than it did originally. Nice job!

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  55. So clean looking and I love white homes. I think it is smashing!

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  56. WOW! The paint really makes a difference! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  57. Penny, the white has really brighten your home. It looks like a totally different house. I can just imagine the creative vignettes already swirling about in that brain of yours!

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  58. Oh my sweet goodness!!Your house looks beautiful in white. The porch looks wonderful with all the spring touches.
    Great job.
    Ann

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  59. Your new white look for your home looks elegant and it really looks very wonderful with all your other garden art.. Hugs Judy

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  60. It looks just beautiful! What an amazing improvement!

    -andi

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  61. Your home turned out beautiful. I have been trying to decide if we should paint ours. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Let's Get Social Sunday. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  62. This is a huge transformation. I love the white!
    Great Job!
    sandy

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  63. It looks very fresh and pretty, such a charming home!....Christine

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  64. Fabulous for sure. Makes me want to do that to my house. did the paint just soak right into the brick and mortar? Our home is stucco and brick, and I remember when we painted the stucco, it took lots of going over. That was a decade ago and now I want to paint again.

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  65. Love the painted brick! I remember some of the brick plantation home here painted their brick white also. I always thought it was so pretty!
    It's been great having you join Cindy and me for Country Whites Weekend! Features will be announced next Friday! Mark your calendar. . . .
    Springtime Farmhouse Blessings,
    Dru

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  66. I love how your house looks with the painted brick. I would never get my hubby to do that but what an amazing difference. New visitor from http://timelesstreasuretrove.com linking up with Let's Get Social Sunday!

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  67. Your looks lovely with the new paint job. The white with the black shutters looks charming. A wonderful makeover. Have a happy week ahead!

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  68. Love the new look ~ so inviting and cheerful ~ Beautiful ^_^

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  69. It looks fabulous! Thanks so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home!
    http://www.carriethishome.com

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  70. I had to come back to say thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  71. Wow .. I love the transformation of the natural brick to white ..it's absolutely stunning .. !

    Now I know if we look at a house with the natural brick what can be done with it ..

    Your home is just beautiful.

    Blessings ..Sara

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  72. Penny- the house looks amazing! I know painting brick is a little scary, but it looks just wonderful. It looks so fresh, bright and inviting! What a transformation:)

    Shannon@CozyCountryLiving

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  73. It looks great! I am so ready to paint our brick! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  74. Um WOWZA! I love painted brick and your hard work really paid off! L.O.V.E how your home looks! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! Shared on G+ today. xoxo

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  75. Hi! Found you at the Bouquet of Talent Linky Party and following you now via GFC. LOVE the new look of your house! Great job hubby! Fresh white looks good on anything. Love the decorating too. I painted over genuine cherry paneling in my parlor and have never regretted it! Out with the old, in with the new look!

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  76. Wow! They look really good :) The paint job makes the whole house look brighter.. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonder! Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  77. What a great update! Always amazing how paint updates a space. I'm featuring your home in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  78. I had to do a lot of scrolling to get to the bottom of the comment list. LOL. Obviously your painted home is a huge hit! It looks absolutely beautiful and you must be over the moon at how lovely it turned out. Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  79. It really turned out beautifully, Penny! Amazing job! I LOVE white brick! :)

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  80. Wow what a difference a little paint made. Love it now, it looks so fresh and new. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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  81. Penny its gorgeous! So fresh and new looking. I love your decorating so far. I'm so glad you linked up at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  82. It's so cute. What a job!!! I know, we painted ours and there were so many pores.

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  83. Thanks so much for sharing. If you haven't already, I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky. It's still new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/04/22/teach-me-tuesday-14/

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  84. Your home looks gorgeous! Great job on painting the brick! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  85. Wow your brick looks really nice painted. My hubby been wanting to paint ours but I have been against it. Thinking it just wouldn't look good. But I'm amazed. It is beautiful. Guess I won't fight him about it anymore. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda @ Mixed Kreations

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  86. It is fabulous, so pretty! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  87. Penny, your home looks BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!
    Do you have a blog party? I didn't know! We will definitely link up.
    I don't see a button for your party. Help!

    Peace
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  88. Nice results......To: "me"
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  89. I really like it! It freshens it up!

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  90. Stopping in again to thank you for sharing at Country Whites Weekend!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  91. I highlighted your post today on my blog for centerpiece Wednesday! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/04/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_24.html
    Karin :)

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  92. how bright and refreshed! i hate our orangey brick, and would give anything to paint it, but i can't get the boyfriend on board.

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  93. Beautiful, Penny! You guys did a great job, it really makes all the difference in the world! Love your wicker furniture, too! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  94. so lovely! Im in the process of "house Hunting" and I tell ya your post has been such an inspiration for me ~ it has taught me to look outside the box and to invision what paint can do! thank you so much

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  95. I have a brick fire place & always have wanted to paint it. Your home turned out amazing! Love, love love it! Thanks for sharing @ Inspiration Spotlight @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again soon!

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  96. Nice improvement! Thanks for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party !

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  97. This turned out gorgeous! I love the crisp white!

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  98. Penny, I love the white! It looks awesome!! It made such a huge difference, and you did a great job. Your house is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo
    Kathy

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  99. Penny, you are being featured! Come check it out tomorrow on Piggy In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    piggyinpolkadots.com

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  100. Oh my gosh, your house is stunning. Love all that white, looks so fresh and pretty, and who would think some white paint could make such a difference, but it is amazing.
    Know you must be loving it. thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  101. Wow very nice. What are the plants on your fence - the pink ones with the green?? So pretty.

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  102. Found you again. Love what you and H did to the outside of your home by simply painting the brick white. Simple, but had Big makeover results. Would love to feature this on my blog if you like, let me know.

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  103. the painted brick looks so lovely. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  104. This is an amazing makeover!!! Featuring you tomorrow!
    Have a super week!

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  105. Hi Penny,

    We selected your post to be featured this week on BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday party hop. Congratulations! Look for the latest BRAG ABOUT IT at http://bebetsy.com Grab a featured button too http://bebetsy.com/bb-bash/grab-a-button/.

    Thanks for sharing with BeBetsy and we hope to see you tomorrow at BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday!

    Sharon and Denise

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