Sunday, March 21, 2010


Many hours of manual labor later...



We painted our shutters black and our front door red, and I LOVE IT. Mind you, this before picture was taken in September, so our landscaping was a bit more lush, but ignoring the brown plants and grass, SO MUCH BETTER. It adds some dimension and interest to the house that I think it was previously lacking. I also spray painted the little table and chair set that I found in the basement of the condo we rented. It was a yellow-ish wicker, and I took it with the intention of painting it and just never did. You can kind of see it on the right side of the front porch in both the before and after pictures. It's a temporary solution until we find something we like and are ready to spend the money on it. Read: it will probably be sitting out there in three years. There are a lot of other things I am more eager to spend my paycheck on. :)

Also, I found a mirror on major clearance at Kirkland's Outlet. It was regularly $80, but I picked it up for $15 and spray painted it black. I liked the shape. It's now in our foyer, and I think I'll love it even more once I get a table I like to go under it. There's always something to spend money on... :)




Christyrenee said...

Your house looks beautiful! I have a similar house and I think having a front porch area like that would really make it look so much better and updated. That mirror is such a great find!!! I love what you did with it, it looks gorgeous!

MrsSouthernBelle said...

Love the new paint!

bluehydrangea said...

What an adorable house!! Love the new colors. And your new mirror!!

Chic Coles said...

Love the projects you did! That mirror is so fun.