Today I sat down to find a before picture of the front of the house. I went through hundreds of photo's and couldn't find the one photo I was looking for. I did discover that I have a new project that needs to be tackled....organize my pictures that are saved on the computer. What a mess!!
So....after my search I found a picture that showed as much of the front of the house as possible.
I think you'll get the idea of what it looked like.
(that is Maddie's good friend jumping the bike ramp)
We bought our home 11 years ago as a spec. home. We did not have the option to choose the siding or shutters. We did enjoy the red for awhile, but I was ready for a change. I love the look of tan siding and black shutters. You can't see the front door in the before picture, but it was also red.
First I painted the front and side door black. Then Tony removed all of the shutters and we painted the shutters black. Next on the "to do list" was outside lights and we were able to change them last week.
I can't believe the difference a little paint and new lights make.
These are the old lights.
Last summer we added the rocking chairs to the front. I do miss not having a front porch.
We seem to use the front yard more than the back, it is where the neighborhood kids hang out.
Of course it is where the bike ramp goes, too! Hid that for the picture.
This is looking into the backyard. Tony and I bought the little girl when we moved into our first home 17 yrs ago. She has traveled with us on each move. She is a favorite.
I love this time of year when the miniture iris's are blooming around her.
Isn't she so sweet!
It is raining here today in Pa. giving all the flowers a quick drink of water.
Hopefully the sun will be out tomorrow!!
Wishing you a great week...don't know where the weekend went!
Hope you join me at
The DIY Show off
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Between naps on the porch for Metamorphosis Monday