As evidenced by this little blog, we’ve spent the last four years working room by room to update and decorate our forty-something year old house. On the inside. We tried (kind of) to keep the exterior looking as tidy as possible, but there was just no getting away from the dead grass, peeling paint or rotting side doors. Well, the curb appeal project is *finally* complete and really, truly, we couldn’t love it more.
The key items on our Project Curb Appeal list included:
1. Painting the facade
2. Updating the front portico and adding two mini porticos over the side doors off of the playroom and garage. I printed out a bunch of copies of our house with a transparent rectangle over the top to dull out the image. I then set to work with a sharpie drawing out various versions of the new front portico. It was a great way to gauge the scale and how it would look overall. This is the one we went with…
3. Landscaping the yard. We took out 29 trees between the front and back yards (many were dead or leaning or hazardous or some sort of a weed that grew into a tree) and tore everything out of every bed over the course of the last two years (front yard this year, back yard last year).
With that, I think I’ll just let you sit back and enjoy a series of before and after photos!
Contractor – Shawn Reuter / SLR Construction / 706-254-0231
Exterior Lighting – Concord 1, 2 and 3 light sconces from Ballard Designs
Garage Lighting – All Weather Gooseneck by Barn Light Electric
I love it when my neighbors stop to say how much better it looks and when our friends stop to say that it just looks like us now. That’s the biggest compliment of all. Oh, and if I could finally score the coveted “yard of the month” sign for once in my lifetime.