Layering the Exterior

The exterior of our home has gone through quite a few phases since we bought it.

Here’s what the exterior of our house looked like from November (when we bought it) until April when we started making some updates.
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Next step was cutting down that tree on the far left, getting a new front door & removing the paneling on the far right and installing a window. We took a few steps in the right direction.

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The next BIG update was painting the whole exterior white!!! The existing shutters & gutters came down and everything got painted! WOAH! Big difference

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Next up: new dark gutters for contrast, house numbers & light fixture and front door color. It looked like this for almost a year. We knew it needed another layer, but had to wait for our funds to replenish.

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As soon as the next Spring rolled around, we had shutters and a pergola made. This is what I had been waiting for…that next layer to make the exterior feel complete.

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Shutters up close

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Pergola up close

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The wood had to stay in its raw state for almost a month for the chemicals to keep it from rotting to soak in. While that was taking place, I was debating about new colors for the front door for a pop of color. I narrowed it down to 2 colors…blue or blush pink.

This was the contender if I went blue: BM Wythe Blue

I love how its a subtle bluish/greenish/grayish, but makes a statement.

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After going back and forth for a few days, I asked Stephen his opinion. Surprisingly, he was on board with blush pink…woohoo! Every girls dream 😉

Saying goodbye to beige

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And hello to blush 🙂 It’s a very subtle blush tone which is perfect!! It’s BM- Odessa Pink. I definitely recommend it!

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I love how happy it makes our house look and in the Spring it’s a nice pairing with the pink tree beside our house. 🙂

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After the month of letting the wood cure, it was time for a stain. I knew I wanted something in the gray family.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out!

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This is how it’s looking these days with the help of Fall leaves 🙂

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Why not one more before and after 🙂

Before:

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After:

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There is still A LOT of landscaping that needs to be done, but we are pleased with how far its come.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

O

 

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