Thursday, 2 July 2015

One year on - Before and After Front of house


Today marks exactly a year on from when we collected our keys to our first home! To say it has gone quickly would be an understatement but it is slowly starting to come together and I would like to share each room of the house from start to finish. The first part of the house we started to work on was its exterior.





The door 
I have always loved colourful entrances as its the first thing you see before you step into the house and it was very uninviting before hand with its PVC door which was pretty much hanging by a thread and an ugly looking electrical box on show. George worked his joinery magic and made this wooden door which we painted a bright turquoise , he also built a wooden plant box around the electrical box which has a removable front so it can still be accessed but looks super pretty filled with flowers.


Painting
I think this is what completely transformed the look of the house! We decided on painting the dirty biscuit colour render with a bright white which made it look so much cleaner and also made the turquoise door stand out , we painted the bottom part and very top part of the house in a light grey to balance out the white. 
Thanks to my dad for doing most of the painting! 




Flowers
Flowers really brighten up a space and make everything look super pretty, I decided on a few larger plants  mixed with a few smaller delicate flowers , I think the mix really gives a cottage garden feel and adds a finishing touch to the front of our house.



Viola! 
To finish we filled the raised area with grey slate, added grey paving slabs to the steps and an outdoor light. I am really happy with how our house looks from the outside and I am sure it will get better with age as I add more flowers and finally a vintage door knocker which I am still searching for.

We have almost finished the living room and have a sofa arriving on Monday so I am excited to share photos with you!

What do you think?

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