Category Archives: Before and After
Posts about projects with before and after photos.
It’s always good to look back and see where we’ve been. I figured I’d pull together some of the photos of the front of the house so you all can see the progress. I think it largely speaks for itself:
So, after taking down the Christmas lights, we re-roofed the main house and painted the stucco grey. We also put new cedar fascia boards on both the 1st and 2nd floor eaves. I put some landscaping bricks around the front and planted some glossy chokeberry bushes I got from work. After that I scraped the old, chipping paint off the window and door trim, re-primed and then painted all of it dark green. I also took out the old, accidentally painted outer basement windows, put in window wells and well-covers on. Paul’s mom helped me repaint the stucco scallops along the ground so the white really pops. Next I took off all six storm windows, cleaned them and spray-painted them white. Most recently, we replaced the screen door. Not too bad!
Still lots to do, but I definitely feel like this has been one of the more impressive transformations thus far.
To break up the big tasks (roofing, landscaping, painting), I’ve found a couple of small “beautification projects” to do in my spare time. As such, I bring you a new segment: Before & After! Kind of an unoriginal name, but it’s straightforward, and that’s the type of gal I am. Since this is the first one, I’ll start with a simple one: repainting some lawn chairs.
Among so many other things, the previous owner of this house left behind a plethora of assorted plastic lawn chairs. Most of them were broken to pieces, but a few of them were in okay condition. They’ve been sitting behind the garage for a few months now, and I finally decided I wanted to use them. Here’s the state they were in beforehand: