He has made this house our HOME!
This is where it all started. The backside of the house was in such poor condition when we purchased it that he decided to start there and give our neighbors some relief from the sight they had to look at for years. Plus he figured it would keep him inspired to finish the whole house if the back looked better then the front.
This is how it looks now. Hubby wants to get new furniture for out here. Something more comfortable then my old wicker. I can go for that!
The porch floor gets alot of weathering, so it had to be scraped down and repainted. I did that painting and ran out of paint. So called hubby to stop by and get more of our color with one of those little swatches. He came home with the right paint, but it mixed up dark gray instead of the "pumpkin stem" we originally had. So back to the store to return what made more work and get the right mix. Just one more delay!
I decided to mix it up a bit and instead of having hanging baskets I picked up these railing baskets. We found these lanterns at Wal Mart on clearance for $10, so we decided to hang those in place of the baskets. We like it!
Our HOME originally had a palladium window in the peak, but it had been removed when they put up the yellow siding back in the 1960's, as well as all of the intricate trim work around the windows and doors. We purchased a new window for the peak and he and I installed that. We are still married and love each other very much, lol! That took alot of work with me up in the attic and him out on a 40 foot ladder trying not to drop this window, it is about 4 1/2 ft wide and quite heavy. I could post alot more pictures, but I think you get the "picture" that I am very proud of what my husband did and all that it entailed to make this house our HOME! There are still things that need to be done, but the big stuff is completed 9 years later!
It is hard to believe the changes our HOME has gone thru since we moved in. Going back thru the pictures was shocking and fun. We sometimes forget what it looked like back then.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation!