It has been quite a few years since I shared the work that we did on the exterior of our 1964 home and answered what is hands down the most frequent question I get on the blog, on social media and in real life… what are your paint colors?
This is what our home looked like when we purchased it in 2009. (Minus the paint swatches I had already started testing when I took this “before” pic.)
And here is our home today!
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. I shared last week that we continue to update and evolve the landscaping as the years go by!
Here are the before and afters:
Landscaping and Updated Landscaping
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 that we made all of these decisions over four years ago and still adore it as much as we did then. I tend to go with what I love over trends and I tell you what, it may not ever “trend” on social media or “go viral” but it has paid off personally every time. :-)
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED