Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Before and After

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After four long years we finally finished our "to do" list on the front of our house. When we moved in, the amount of work needed to be done was overwhelming. We bought the worst house on the street, knowing that it needed a lot of work. Although we still have a ton to do inside, I feel relieved to get the outside finished.


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Our old garage door no longer worked. It was stuck in the down position! 
We even had to take the lawnmower out the front door. Ugh!


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The front garden was overgrown everywhere and ivy had taken over.


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The sidewalk and the driveway were cracked and crumbling.
 Really, they looked way worse in person.


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Thanks to the September wind storm, we were able to get a new roof.
And yesterday, we had our new carriage style garage door installed. 
I couldn't be happier. 


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We added a paver, rounded front step and an extra wide sidewalk.


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Under the large tree we planted many different types of hydrangeas.
 Hopefully all will grow the way that I planned.

Thank you for taking the time in your busy day to visit my blog. I appreciate every comment,   follower, and visitor.
Stephanie





9 comments:

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

OMG, the new garage door is possitively beautiful. Your entire home is soooooo beautiful. You are amazing. Just so you know, I switch Wednesday for Friday since, I have had the flu. Just in case you wanted to stop down!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Staphanie! You're inspiring me to go fix it up outside--not today, though, it's pouring! I've been a bit lazy with pruning all my roses, etc., so I need to get hopping! Your home is gorgeous and the landscaping perfect--well done!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oooh, I Love It!!!! You did a wonderful job here...the bench is soooo nice...I always love seeing a nice looking bench in the front yard or porch. Hope you have a great week.

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa said...

Oh your home is just amazing! I know you are pleased and glad it is all done! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh I love your carriage style garage door! {squeal}!!! Everything looks so great...just in time for little trick or treaters! You know how they love to go to the prettiest houses on the block ;)
Thank you for finding me because now I love coming here...you have a wonderful WONDERFUL blog!!!!
everything vintage

bonFlourish.com said...

Just beautiful, I love your new door and landscaping. Your double front doors are sooo pretty too.

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments.
I love hearing from you.
Happy Thursday!
Stephanie

Firefly Hill said...

I love it! It looks fabulous. Your home reminds me a little of mine...brick with black shutters and white trim. We also had to do lots of work to ours (still working on it!)

annie

Diane said...

What a beautiful makeover HGTV worthy, Thanks for stopping by my Blog. I have always admired your Etsy Shop. So now it will be fun to follow your Blog. I will add you to my side bar and send some gals your way!

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