We painted the house the same in as out. Dulux Whisper White on the body, White Watsonia on the trims (inside) and railings, sill's, fascia etc outside. Detailing in black - gutters, doors, security etc. The painter tried and tried to convince me to add another colour. He thought my idea was dull and not traditional for this era of home. Each to their own. The house looks fresh and brightens my day when i pull into the drive, even when the sky is overcast and it's pelting with rain.
|Aggregate driveway in grey/white/black|
|This is the back deck finished and painted|
I've always loved this detail on steps from when i was younger so had to have.
And these doors we added to the front deck. I'd bought something else from a guy on ebay and low and behold - he had these which i snagged for $20. I couldn't believe it, don't mind a bit of lattice in small doses and they fit perfectly.
Garden wise we haven't done a great deal. This is the little herb garden area that we never weed but serves us well all the same.
This is the rest of our one garden. The only structure when it comes to gardens/plants we have is the lilly pilly's framing the driveway. This garden is wild and unruly with a mixture of everything, different pots, baths, wrought iron and .... pottery projects our parents kept from high school and felt we would really like back now. I made a turtle. 'A' made a pot. Out of the dust and into the dirt.
We're currently nurturing some gardenia's and other floral's we bought for the front garden. I've nominated myself to plant it all. At the moment the front yard consists of a lime tree and a stunted poinciana. Poor lonely souls.
That's my reno fix for the time being. Short and sharp. There's many a story i could tell about this reno and there's obviously much more to it, anyone who's renovated knows the drama that can ensue. I wish i had more before's of inside...maybe they'll turn up. For now it was nice little trip down memory lane looking at how the outside has changed. When we do underneath i am going to be so much better with the camera.
December 1 is next week! Christmas tree time. Wahoo!