We just finished having our weatherboard house painted outside and can sit back and enjoy now! It went from dark cream (yellow!) and blue trim to the new pale grey walls with dark grey trim and white round the windows ... very fresh and different.
We also had the front porch redone (minus about 2 cubic metres of concrete now) and replaced with a deck, and the back deck resurfaced to match, in merbau. It's still "curing" and will be oiled when ready and we will get a sail made for the front.