Our exterior has come a long, long way. Like almost the distance from Mars to Venus. Ask John Gray…that’s long. Sorry. The cheesy jokes ooze out of me especially when I read cliff notes on relationship books. For those of you that have been around for the last three years, you may remember that our house was a foreclosure. A very large, abused foreclosure.
As for our exterior journey, we did a bunch of landscaping. We painted the front door. Twice. We hired the best crew ever to paint. Like basically everything that has been said about the wheel, the iphone, fire and chocolate could be said about these guys.
And now my house doesn’t have a lick of brown on it. In fact, it is really starting to look kinda how we always envisioned it.
Okay. Let’s get to the meat and the cheese….before you get all crazy and start stabbing your screen in attempt to murder me through your computer.
Here are some of the befores and afters…
Did your pants just fall off? Because mine did.
And the side porch is now a way to get your clothing off too. Teenage boys would flock to this place if they knew my exterior was a panty dropper 🙂
More random photos…
Okay…remember the back of the house? Of course you did. Unless you have the worlds shortest short term memory because I just showed it to you five seconds ago. Three if you are a fast scroller.
We still have more stuff we have planned for back here but it’s coming along nicely.
Oh and I wanted to show you this door….
It’s the one that had so much damage to the frame that the guys had to fix before painting…
Now you can’t even tell…
They even cut out whole pieces of wood but you can’t tell from the finished product.
And yes, that doorknob on that double door will need replaced. It will look like this one eventually….
The garage side looks a million times better to me. We flipflopped the color scheme on the doors (instead of light doors with dark trim, we now have dark doors with light trim). I still need to paint the light fixture. It requires a ladder…so yeah….not in a hurry to do that chore.
And there is still a ton to do in the front (the maintenance on this piece of property is really time consuming so both Jer and I have to work on it a lot each week but it’s a small price to pay to live in such a nice house with such a dreamy private lot). On our list is to replace all the exterior door handles, add bed borders, switch from pine straw to mulch, plant about ten more plants in front of the garage side and center circle, add house numbers, get some nicer chairs for near the front door, and get a bistro set for the side porch. And that’s only what we want to do in front.
But yeah…if I have to live with it looking like this for a while….
I think I will survive 🙂