Laurel's Adventures in Home Repair   


Oklahoma Home Facelift
Aluminum Siding and Paint

July 26, 2015 - September 23, 2015


During the later part of July 2015, my husband decided to install aluminum siding on our Oklahoma home. 

The original house siding had sustained hail damage in the past.  He originally planned to just repair and paint the siding.  In fact, he tried to paint the siding with paint left by the previous owner only to discover that the paint on the house had faded a lot and the touch-up paint was now much too dark.  He was unable to paint the whole house himself because of physical limitations that would make standing long on a ladder difficult.

He was in the process of hiring a painting company when one of them suggested the aluminum siding.  He decided to go with the aluminum siding.

 Old siding on the back of the house

Old siding on the east side of the house

New siding being installed on west side of house

The color of siding that my husband selected was a color the company called, "Sand", which is an off white color.  The trim color is blue.  These are not the colors I would have selected, but my husband makes the overall design decisions regarding this house. 

After the siding was installed on the upper portions of the home, the bottom portions of the house needed to be painted the sand and blue colors to match the siding. 

New siding installed on the east side of the house

The painting of the exterior was done by me during September 2015.

The only new siding that was visible at the front of the house was was on the chimney.  The siding at the front entrance was not covered and needed to be painted.

Front of the house before painting

Front of the house after siding placed on chimney and new paint on lower section.

The garage doors also needed to be painted along with the front entrance doors.

Around the front window, the wood frame had peeling paint. A lot of caulk was used when the new window was installed in 2013.

The trim was sanded down and the window caulk removed before painting.  The window frame was then painted and re-caulked with clear caulk.

The old hanging light fixture, which looked around 30 years old and was beyond repainting, was removed and replaced with a new ceiling mounted fixture that matches the lights on the front of the garage.

Newly painted front entrance

After the front of the house was painted, all that was left to paint was the backyard patio ceiling, gutter, and wood beams.

 Back of house after siding before painting

 Back of the house after painting

 Patio ceiling before painting

 Patio ceiling after painting

The ceiling fan, which used to be all white, was given a facelift with spray paint.  Everything was painted oil rubbed bronze except for the blades which were painted with an antique bronze color. 

The clock frame was also given a fresh coat of paint.

Ceiling fan and clock given fresh coat of paint

Back view of house after siding and paint

The Projects
Backsplash in Kitchen
Bench - 2 x 4 Basics Flip-Top Bench Table
Brick Replacement and Brick Accent Painting
Casper Mattress
Ceiling Tiles
Closet Built from Scratch
Column Wraps for 4" x 8" Posts
Concrete Slabs
Curb Appealing Street Numbers
Cut Paper Artwork - Kitchen
Door Knobs and Cabinet Pulls
Dry rotted wood beam repair and paint
Doggy door installed on wrought iron screen door - Repair of door
Duct Work
End Table / Cabinet - Vintage / Industrial Look
Faux Brick and Tile
- Stucco wall patio and backyard stairs
    using concrete patch

- Painted tile pool deck (Oklahoma)
File Cabinet - Vintage / Industrial Look
Fire Place Hearth Shelves
Furniture Assembly
Garage Closet - Oklahoma
Garage Facelift - Closet, etc
Gate From Hell
GoNanas - Failed Order Attempt
Horrible Man Cave (rec room) Total Renovation
House Entrance Renovation
How to fix holes in a wrought iron screen door and replace screen
How to Make Your Own Door
- Crawl Space Door
How to Winterize a Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler
Kitchen Counter Tops - Faux Granite
Kitchen Facelift
Kitchen Light Facelift
Laundry Room Cupboards
Main Bathroom Repair / Remodel
Master Bathroom Shower Area Stripped to the Studs
Mirror Frames
Oklahoma Home Facelift -- Aluminum Siding and Paint
OMG!  The sink was leaking the whole time we were away?
Raising the Roof - Garage Roof Replacement
Rock Wall Repair
Rolling Cabinet - Vintage /  Industrial Look
Shark Apex UpLight Corded Lift-Away Vacuum - Review
Siding - Exterior
Signage for Pine Ridge Estates
Solar Lighting Journey
Stair Door
Stairs to the Lower Level
Stencils - How to Make Your Own Stencils for Paint Projects
Storage Shed / Closet
Storm Shelter (Elgin, OK 2021)
Storm Shelter (Lawton, OK 2014)
Stucco Wall Repair and Paint
Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler Maintenance
Treadmill Table - Vintage Style
Tuff Shed
Wrought Iron Facelift Outside
Weather Stripping (doors)
Why is My Swamp (Evaporative) Cooler Blowing Hot Air?
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