The guys finished painting our house on Friday. I don’t love the color. I don’t hate the color. It probably wasn’t the best choice but it’s just impossible to know until it’s done. So anyway, here is what our house looks like today. I think it probably looks a little darker in person. Somewhere on my computer I have a picture of our house when it was blue but I don’t feel like looking for it at the moment. They replaced the cedar shakes in between the two windows and a couple on the lower right and the one behind the faucet. As you can tell, the paint looks darker in these areas. Phillip’s going to call them and ask them if they can fix that. In the next couple of weeks we (Donald and Phillip) are going to paint and put up some shutters, a new front door, and some basic landscaping.
Here is a poor photoshop rendition of what our house might look like when they’re done. Notice the crazy pile of red mulch under the boxwood hedge. I could have done a better job with that. We’ll also be getting a tree of some sort but I didn’t want to spend the time to photoshop in a tree for your viewing pleasure. I don’t know if the hedge should go to the end of the house or what? What do you think?
So, what else do you think we can do to improve the curb appeal? We don’t have a large budget. I’m thinking maybe a plant box under the window on the left of the house but that means I would have to keep the plants alive. I want to get new house numbers and a new mailbox. Seriously, do any of you have any reasonable ideas? I’m tired of our house looking kind of ghetto.
Mikey has been so funny with the new house color. He just points at it and says “bwoo-ha” (blue) and shakes his head and just looks very troubled. He does this every time we go outside and he sees it. It’s like he’s telling us “It’s not blue anymore.” But he says it like 50 times.
Just added: a google capture of our house before painting. Did you know you can google your address in google maps and see your own house?? It’s a pretty bad picture.