Monday, May 23, 2011

Adding some curb appeal

We had a busy weekend doing typical cleaning stuff along with fixing our water heat, but we also had some time to amp up the curb appeal in front of our house. Let me just say - I love it! Here's what we did.

A few weeks ago Michael and his dad pressure washed the house. It was built in 2000 and I don't think it had ever been cleaned. It made a huge difference! They also pressure washed the front porch and then put Thompson's water seal down (a few days later, of course).

Michael's mom also came over that day and trimmed up the Crape Myrtles that line our driveway and the butterfly bush to the right of the stairs.

Then, this weekend we: planted bushes and flowers in front of the house; painted the front door; mulched the trees, bushes, and flower bed; changed the hardware on the door; and purchased a rug and pillow for the porch. Well, that's enough know what they say about pictures.


After - All 3 Crape Myrtles are still there, I just didn't get the same angle.

Look how much brighter the siding is!




After - we removed the horse shoe after I took this picture. LOL

Close up of the flower bed-

To the left you can see the green and yellow bushes- Golden Euonymus

In the back there are 2 bushes - Camellias

The red flowers are lilies - sorry I don't know what kind

In front are yellow daisies and marigolds

Close up of the chair with pillow and rug. My grandfather built that chair for us for $75. We are going to get him to build another one so we can have a pair on the porch.


  1. This looks so nice! I really like the yellow door with the new hardware. What color did you use on the door? By the way I am a new follower and look forward to seeing what other projects you tackle.