Just to let you know our home was originally painted cream with blue trim, and its sandwiched in between 2 other homes that are white. I really wanted to paint it white with navy shutters and a red door, but it didnt make sense because then there would be 3 white houses in a row. I wanted to go nuetral so I decided on Annoymous Behr grey and Stealth Behr black for the trim. I didnt see the grey until it went up, and I feel its too dark. This is an expensive mistake. Last summer we got white shutters to add in some more white to lighten it up.
This is the view from the street. Sadly we painted the house before we moved in, but this blue wall remained. And bothered me....a lot. What bothered me the most though was that huge bush on the front lawn that blocked our entire home, even in the winter without any foliage, this bush blocked our whole house.
And now you can actually see our home!
I had already planted all my flowers, but just pretend they are not there. = )
Why didnt I just paint this wall? And I am so embarassed. but this deck trellis lay down for a year and a half. I kept asking my husband to do it. Everytime I drove up my driveway I would be like " that damn wall and damn trellis!
This wall is not gorgeous, its not very pretty at all. If we were planning on staying for 10 years, we'd fix it, change it, and make it pretty. But we are moving and we wanted it to look prettier at least. I wish we had done this before we moved in.
I planned on painting these wicker chairs, but then I just got lazy
Before side deck
This ugly gate was a dog gate, I sprayed it last year and the dogs could be on the deck. It was a nice idea but it started to really fall apart and get ugly looking.
After side deck
We painted it white, and replaced the old plastic mailbox with a new bigger black metal one. We also put a really nice decal on both sides in bright white. It just says our address in script writting.
Breakdown of costs
$66.82 Home Depot
2 long window planters & 2 hooks
New black mailbox
New door hardware
$25 Christmas Tree Shops
3 blue metal stars
2 glass candle holders
shells for decor
I'm not showing this because I'm nervous of the crazies!
Flowers & soil
(man flowers cost a lot!!)
$103.76 Home Depot
6 bags of mulch
Grey paint for the wall
(grey paint is Behr pewter mug)
Knob for garden hose
1 paint pole
4 white adirondack chairs
2 paint trays