Do you guys dream of makeovers that may actually never happen?
I do it ALL.THE.TIME. And today I wanted to share a dream I have of an exterior makeover.
I love our house. Really I do. But I’ve been saying for YEARS that it wasn’t our style and wasn’t our vibe and it was just entirely too fancy. The size….well….it’s huge…but we have grown into it. And I truly believe that this house was prepared by God for us. I know that sounds a little dramatic but just everything about it was perfect for our future family. I use the word “perfect” because the size, the layout, the key features, the lot….even our neighbors on all sides…I truly LOVE them. But the style (the changeable stuff) just never felt like us.
So what is “us”? I think that’s the question we all ask ourselves. What is US? What do we love? What do we feel most comfortable in? What do we feel naturally inclined toward? What reminds us of “home”? That is all things I’m still figuring out. Yup. Even at 38 years old. I am figuring out what we feel is truly a reflection of our family.
I think that I look at our wardrobe for hints. We are casual. We are comfortable. We are not afraid of getting dirty or working with our hands. We are accessible. We are textural. And we both are nature lovers….water, fields, mountains, you name it – we need to be outside a whole lot.
Speaking of being outside….I also look at our surroundings. We both REALLY love the coastal vibes…but the closest thing to water near us is a four inch deep creek in our backyard. We live near farms. Our nearest Target has cows in a field across the street. Our closest store is Boss Brothers Country Store and every year we go see the live chicks they have for sale. The biggest event of the year is when the rodeo comes to town and it always sells out. That being said – the farmhouse style is rather popular here.
All that to say….I’ve been dreaming of revamping our exterior into something that has more modern farmhouse vibes. I know. Some people are like NOOOOOOO!!!!!! but honestly it would probably make our house feel less stodgy and more like us. And isn’t that the point? That no matter if its popular or not, that your house FEELS LIKE YOU?
Here is the house right now….
And then I saw this inspiration (I don’t have a source) but I loved it so so so much. I think in the past we have always been stuck on what to do with that brick and stone….but this looks like the whole space is fresher and lighter. Maybe using Romabio paint or a stone-friendly paint would be the way to go? And then add in the dark black framed windows and the wood accents? LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. Come to mama….
So I did a little photoshopping and this is where I landed softly…
I mean….no big deal….just painting the whole house, completely new windows, refiguring the stone for that arched window in the front, new columns, new front door, and CHANGING THE VIBE COMPLETELY.
All that to say….I haven’t shown this to Jeremy yet (SURPRISE!) and I’m not sure he will go for it….but a girl can dream. The one thing that we are doing (and soon!) is getting new front doors. The current doors are straight up FUGLY and need-to-go. So prepare yourself….the new doors are in route and I am so so excited. I am hoping that the door makeover will somehow slide into a full-blown makeover 🙂