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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Little touches that mean a lot...




Since we moved into our home almost two years ago, we have kept ourselves busy doing interior renovations and saving up for the biggest job...the outside of the house. Because we have been concentrating on the inside of the house, the only big thing we have done outside is to replace the roof on our huge loft style garage.

The one thing I had planned to do was paint our front door and mudroom door...but with a busy schedule and a bit of a poor attitude thinking it wouldn't make any difference...I never got around to it! Well, I finally opened up the tin of paint I bought prior to moving into the house...it is a butter yellow that was actually meant for a house we had planned to build until we lucked upon this house and our plans changed dramatically!

I can't say I love the colour..I really like it on the front door, but I'm not really fond of it for the mudroom door. I'm conflicted because I hate the mudroom door and I hate my old colour lock siding...I can't wait for it to be gone! I also painted our steps which will be replaced next spring a lovely sagey green, the garage door was painted white and I added handles, and I decorated for the fall with pumpkins, fall flowers and grasses.

Even when I felt my house looked scruffy...I loved pulling into our driveway...now everytime I pull in I love our home even more...I see her now but I also see who she will become...and that is exciting!


The path to my front door.


This is a before photo of the front door almost finished. The wooden screen door is painted a crisp white and the door a butter yellow. I haven't painted the floor yet in this photo.


This is the front entrance finished!



My ugly mudroom entrance before touchups.

After picture...painted the steps, door and trim. Next year we will be replacing the steps with a large deck area so that you can sit outside and enjoy the shade!


My house in the shadow of trees!


7 comments:

restyled home said...

I love the changes you have made...and that pretty area you have set up to sit and read or have a cup of your delicious(?) coffee...I hope you take advantage of it!!

I think it all looks great now, I can only imagine how good it will look when you have it the way you envision!!

chriskauf said...

Your house is very lovely.

Patricia said...

Your entranceways look lovely! A bit of paint and some elbow grease ~ and the curb appeal multiples much more than the original cost. Is the front door really a mustard yellow though? I love the wicker chair in the first picture; with the fall foliage glowing behind it, its beauty is indescribable.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

OMG! You have the cutest house ever! I'm so jealous. I love the cape cod style, it's what I want to build someday (if I can get anyone to build one these days). Sigh! And that yellow door is just charming as can be! Nice! ~A :-)

Abbie said...

Your home looks so inviting and warm.

Splaneyo said...

What a difference - great choice. The door looks fantastic.
Heather

onelittlemustardseed said...

Thanks everyone! I enjoyed my outdoor projects and I feel pretty happy pulling into the yard...though, I can't wait for the spring since hubbie has said we will paint the siding to tide us over till we replace it with new siding.