Monday, November 25, 2019

House Transformation By Painting

This is our house as it sat in June. The front is brick veneer and the rest of the house is siding that has been on it since it was built 45 years ago. Nice enough but As I have mentioned before I am going through my blue phase. So in June we decided to paint the house as it was looking quite tired. 
 The pretty Pansy Redbud got split for the second time during a storm after this photo so was removed.
Before Painting
This above photo makes me think I might mow the labyrinth in place next summer. I have missed it.
After
I didn't really have the exact angle for the after of the front. I am a little lazy about taking pictures out front. For one thing when I am out there people, neighbors driving by mostly, stop to chat. I had two of them fuss that they couldn't see the front of the house and I should take out the shrubbery and trees. I had to tell them that I have it there to block the traffic as we live on a busy street. Also nosy neighbors are to be excluded. 
A different angle - Before
After
The front walk Before.
 After
Around in back where we do most of our outside entertaining and being was a little more work to get things ready for paint. As you can see the siding was in great need of paint as a lot of the paint had worn off over the years. 
So with this closer look you can see that the paint did the trick.
It certainly was a transformation and is more lively. We love it. 
 Thinking about home it brings family to mind. I hope you and your family are safe over the holiday.
From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving.

24 comments:

  1. I love that you added accent bricks in the blue. It does liven it up and looks cheery. I love the bit about nosey neighbors (only because I can relate:-)
    Also, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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    1. Good to see you LL. I am glad you like our cheery look.

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  2. Het is een sprookjeshuis geworden, mooi.


    Gr Jan(Wilde een Tuin)

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    1. I love the idea that our house looks like a fairy house.

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  3. Such a pretty range of blues. Your house looks refreshed and renewed. Sorry your Cercis split. It was a beauty.

    I hope your Thanksgiving is a happy family celebration!

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    1. This happened to our other Forest Pansy too. I think they are too delicate for the troubling winds we seem to have now days. My native Cercis has not had this problem. I have two in the garden and they haven't let the wind tear them apart.

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  4. Blue is a peaceful color and the house looks lovely snuggled into the landscape. Your neighbors are crazy in proposing removing the trees and shrubs. Are you going to replace the redbud?

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  5. Yes, We are doing some shrub and tree replacements come spring. The flash freeze we had early along with snow and a prediction of a severe winter has given me the idea to wait until spring to do any planting. This will give me time to decide what I want here. Yes, there are busy body neighbors around here.

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  6. Wow You painted all that brick. That seems courageous to me. I'm glad you are happy with the results.

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  7. What a lovely transformation of your home ~ sweet photos too - ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. I wish I lived in a blue house! Good job with the transformation.

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  9. I love this color, Lisa. It's very fresh and looks like blue sky.
    Good chose!

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  10. I definitely is a striking transformation, I like the blue and I think it will enhance the planting more.

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  11. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying the new image of your home.

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Hi there Lisa and I hope you are having great holidays down there !
    Wow ! that blue really does shine .. so you have nosy neighbors that TELL you what to do with your garden out front ? LOL .. I totally agree with you on that account .. I have been trying to get the city to plant a tree on our boulevard for ages .. I think I will try one more time next year because it does make a difference in noise and appearance for privacy .. that blue pops ! .. like your blue poppy award ? LOL

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  13. Lisa what a lovely transformation. Such a pretty blue as well. Your yard and garden is so inviting. I sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs!

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  14. Always lovely to have you 'visit' and comment ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. thanks again for your visit and comments ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Looks great! I love that color, and the little accents.

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  17. Thanks for your visit and comments ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Glad you enjoyed the sky photo ~ thanks for your comment ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Thanks for coming by and commenting ~ always enjoy 'seeing you.'

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Great to see you again ~ do you celebrate the Holidays? ~ I am dragging my feet ~ Xmas spirit is non-existent at the moment ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Yes I do...let me see if I can inspire you. ;)

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