Monday, January 24, 2011

Green Arches Just Don't Say Home.......

I thought that I would do this post in the spring when our yard was in bloom, but since I am not 100% sure what is going to look like I figured what the heck let me show the change to our curb appeal so far. Now I like hunter green as much as the next person, but I have to tell you that this is not a typical color on our street. Most house are brick with gray, black, and white accents. Many have gorgeous wooden doors, but at last my house had to be different. Hunter green is also probably not the color that I would have chosen to paint my stucco, front door, or shutters either.

When we pulled up to our house the green arches were a little over the top, but I at least knew that stucco could be painted and would be painted very quickly once we moved in. (I should have known that was a prelude to what we would find in the house.)

I snapped these pictures the day I left for work and the painter told me that when I arrived home that I would have no more green arches. Please excuse the Christmas wreath on the front door. You have to remember we bought our house in early November and since we weren't able to decorate the inside due to the painting we put lights and decorations up out front the day after Thanksgiving. Our new neighbors children were quick to point this out to their parent, so we were told.
The painter called after painting the arches and asked if we wanted him to paint the front door a different color now I kind of wish that we had, but I have plans. We were living on a budget so we couldn't go completely wild. We are paying cash for all of are renovations so if we can't pay cash we don't do it.
Our next step is to paint the shutter ourselves....this will be fun. I am thinking black of course. We put up black shutters at our last house and I loved them. For the front door I think I want a new one something similar to this. I found it on this website. I have read some favorable reviews, but really know nothing about this company and haven't done much research so best thing to do if your interested is to ask their former customers. I have always found that happy customers are willing to sing praises and unhappy are willing to spill the beans.

Well on to more dreaming about more changes we can do.....Dennis was saying something about the counter tops in the kitchen. Is he just teasing me...........

3 comments:

tales from an oc cottage said...[Reply to comment]

WOW! Looks great!

m ^..^

Ange (Love From My Kitchen) said...[Reply to comment]

Looks really nice! I love to paint anything I can get my hands on, shutters should be fun to paint! I am hoping to put some black shutters on our house this summer, we had ugly green ones, more like a Monopoly green, you know the colors of the houses in Monopoly? Scary. Can't wait to see what you do with the front!

Anna said...[Reply to comment]

That's a great transformation! I love the colors you picked.

Anna
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