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Our House Remodel: Exterior Reveal

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It’s been 6 months since we closed on our new house! It’s been a half of a year filled with insane demo days, many construction delays, hours upon hours of choosing every detail and pure joy seeing the results of our labor of love. I cannot express how excited I am to start revealing the results of this project with you! To start, I am sharing the front exterior of the house (remember… it was pink?!).


Here are the images I gathered as inspiration for the exterior update. I knew from the beginning that I wanted white with dark trim. My husband was skeptical, but trusted my judgement. You know I love black and white everything, so the house was no different.

We had our painter do some sample areas on the back of the house and decided that true black was just too much for this style home. We decided on a rich, dark brown instead for the trim, front door and garage doors.

What We Did: 
Exterior Body Paint: Dunn Edwards Droplets DEW381
Exterior Body Trim: Dunn Edwards Weathered Brown DEC756
Front Door: Black Door Handle/Deadbolt, Door Knocker
Lighting: Black Post Lights, Coach Light, Pathway Lights, Palm Tree Spot Lights
Hardware: Mailbox, House Numbers
Landscape: Repaired Fountains, Added Bougainvillea

exterior update products

Here are the before & after images, so you can compare…

What a difference paint can make, right?

Mediterranean style house exterior

I’m so happy with how it turned out and I hope you like it to!

Next up? I’ll be sharing our new beautiful kitchen later this week!

Stay tuned! 


  1. Mimi

    July 31st, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Ahhh!! It looks incredible! How exciting!

  2. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much, Mimi!

  3. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Beautiful Kim!

  4. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you, Kim!

  5. Toni K.

    July 31st, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Gorgeous Kim!! I can’t wait to see the rest.

  6. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you so much, Toni! Stay tuned… the kitchen is next! xoxo

  7. Caley

    July 31st, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    LOVE IT!!!! x

  8. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you, Caley! xoxo

  9. Elizabeth

    July 31st, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    You have wonderful taste and this turned out beautifully. I feel like you know these things already, but I felt that I would like to hear something like this. So, I thought you might too! It is MAGNIFICENT!

  10. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you for your sweet words! I appreciate you taking the time to comment and let me know you like how it turned out! xoxo

  11. Jenn-The Body Type Stylist

    July 31st, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Looks incredible! Love what you did!

  12. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you, my sweet friend! Can’t wait to show you the interior! xoxo

  13. Kendra

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Love it!! I think all of the ugly brown and pink Arizona stucco houses should be painted white (or cream). In my neighborhood everything is going brown on brown. (poop on dirt, basically) It makes me depressed!

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do inside!

  14. Andrea Scatuccio

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Beautiful!! Love everything about this. Can’t wait to see the kitchen renovation! I can only imagine ???? ???? #makesweetmemories

  15. Laura

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    OMG!!! So gorgeous! I just love it so much!!! Cant wait for more!!!

  16. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Thank you, sweet Laura!! I can’t wait to share more later this week!

  17. Sandi

    July 31st, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Really made a big difference. It is beautiful

  18. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you, Sandi! xoxo

  19. Dana | The Art Kit

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    It’s gorgeous!!

  20. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you, Dana!!

  21. Georgette

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more photos!

  22. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks, Georgette! I can’t wait to share more!

  23. Jessica @ Pen + Paper Flowers

    July 31st, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Kim!! It is stunning! I’m so happy you went with the darker brown accents. It turned out absolutely beautiful!! It doesn’t even look/feel like the same house. SUCH a huge difference. I love it! But of course I do because I love you and your style!! Cannot wait to see the kitchen!! Eeks!!!

  24. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Thank you, Jess! Wait until you see the inside! I’m soooo excited to share!

  25. Tina Dahl

    July 31st, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    BEAUTIFUL…….of course! I love all your selections for the upgrades and the colors are fabulous!! XOXO

  26. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Thank you, dear! You know it’s been keeping me so busy! xoxo

  27. Deb Kelley

    July 31st, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Goodness gracious, I LOVE it!!!! Thank you for posting the before and after shots.. I am giddy about seeing more pictures, especially the inside, when it all comes together. Can’t wait!!!!! 🙂

  28. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Thank you so much, Deb!

  29. Allison Waken

    July 31st, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I can’t believe how much better it looks! Even the landscaping pops now. What a transformation. Thank you for the inspiration!

  30. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:46 am

    The green pops against the white, right? And we added several bright pink bougainvilleas for a pop of color too! Thank you for your sweet words, Allison!

  31. Denise Ferguson

    July 31st, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Wow — what a gorgeous transformation! Congratulations on making it through all the obstacles & decisions! I bet you’re SO proud to drive up & see the fruits of your labor every time you come home 🙂

  32. Patricia

    July 31st, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    So beautiful…. The green plants definitely appear. How gorgeous you bringing life for your house. Congratulations!

  33. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Thank you, Patricia! It is our passion to bring life and style back to homes that need the love!

  34. Beverly Toranzo

    July 31st, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations Kim! what a beautiful choice and job!

  35. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you, Beverly!

  36. Gail

    July 31st, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I was surprised but pleased to see that my home was one of your inspiration houses! We love our home , we were fortunate enough to build it but wanted it to look as though it had always been there.

  37. Kim

    July 31st, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Gail! Oh my gosh, really?! Amazing! Is it the bottom right? It’s SO beautiful! I would love to give photography credit, if you would like. I couldn’t locate where I found that image!

  38. Gail

    August 1st, 2017 at 6:47 am

    No, that is an amazing house though! Mine is the top left and I am not sure who took the picture. My builder had some pictures taken for their website but it could just be one I took – don’t worry about that. I was was just surprised and pleased to see it! Your home looks lovely and I hope you enjoy it for many years!

  39. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Oh wow! Your house is my favorite! It’s so beautiful! Thank you for letting me share it! xoxo

  40. Karla Yungwirth

    July 31st, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Wow! The difference is amazing!! It looks incredible! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  41. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Thank you so much, Karla!

  42. Amber powell

    July 31st, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Wow the house looks AMAZING! Our new house is the opposite of the yours (dark brown base and white trim)… when we pulled up I told my hubby… agh I wish they had flipped these two colors! I want to repaint it even more now… even though it was just painted three months ago! I think I’ll wait on that until the time comes….. you know how the HOAs are here in AZ!
    Our new home is still a blank slate on the inside too and you give me so much inspiration! I cannot wait to see more!

  43. Kim

    August 1st, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you, Amber! When it comes time, if you need a good painter here in Phoenix, let me know. I can’t wait to share the interior! I hope it inspires you, as well! xoxo

  44. Amber Powell

    August 1st, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks Kim! I would love the contact for your contractor as well, the master bathroom is the first major project I want together done!

  45. Amber Powell

    August 1st, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    To get*

  46. Julie

    August 1st, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful! I love it!

  47. Stephanie Dulgarian

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It’s gorgeous Kim!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

  48. Kim

    August 3rd, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks so much, Steph! xo

  49. Monique

    August 2nd, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Love it! It looks like a different house.

  50. Kim

    August 3rd, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you, Monique!

  51. Dawn E

    August 8th, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Crazy impressive!!

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