Posts made in October 28th, 2013

Baby steps (turning an old mauve house into a pretty little home, one fixture at a time)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in The Great Outdoors | 2 comments

When we (rather bravely) bought our old mauve house, it looked like this…

Mauve or pink sided older house with gray roof

And then we pulled up on our ill-fated house possession day (aka the day the previous owners would not leave) and (much to my horror) the house looked like this…

But, a couple of days later, thanks to some crazy amazing gardening efforts courtesy of my awesome parents, the house suddenly looked way better, like this…

Mauve siding on old farm house with red burgundy shutters and door

But, from day one, something didn’t quite look right.  This:

Yep.  The wonky, too large for the space, perpetually crooked, bargain bin exterior light.

So Sweetie swapped that light for a smaller, updated one.

ORB exterior light

And now our house looks like this…

Pink mauve burgundy and white old farmhouse exterior with oil rubbed bronze light

Which is way better, if you ask me!

Pink mauve old farmhouse with front deck and red shutters and door

Next up?  The house numbers will soon be getting a wee coating of ORB spray paint.  And then (next spring) a new screen door is on the agenda, since our existing door isn’t particularly cat friendly (and it is very very important to keep the kitties happy!)

Until then, I’ll likely continue to squeal and clap my hands excitedly each time I pull into the driveway.  Progress makes me giddy.  :)


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