I know I haven’t really posted any good “before” pictures of the outside of our house… I don’t really have any. I’m going to give you the few that I have AND THEN give you the pretty update pictures.
Not too bad… a little overgrown and not too exciting. We added the flag, but otherwise this is how we bought the house.
Yup, we looked at the house in the snow! The back yard is a great size, but it had that nasty little fence for a garden and a bunch of wood piled up on the shed.
Here are the new pictures!
We painted the shed, removed the gross fence and the wood leaning up against it. (We did this last summer.) For the record… ALL of the mulching is NEW this year! Dave built these little beds that I get to add flowers to.
We also built a fire pit and patio where the fence was last summer. It still needs to be finished on the top AND of course the weeds need to be pulled out of the bricks. But we use it all the time.
We added the lattice and cleaned up that bed.
We extended this bed (it used to end with the bush) and trimmed down the bushes with the hedge trimmer my parents got Dave for his birthday. I added the little lantern. I want to put flowers here too.
This is the door into the garage. This spot used to be overgrown and weedy and you couldn’t use the door. So I dug it all up and created little steps with the leftover bricks from our patio. Then Dave filled it with rocks. Maybe we can actually use this door now.
Mulch added to the front beds… and bushes trimmed.
We removed the gross storm door.We will probably put a new one up eventually, but the other one didn’t even fit in there right. There was a gap a few inches thick on the top so it wasn’t doing much good anyway.
Now, I just want to get some pots and stuff for the stoop. The mulch around the trees is new… this should help us mow!
Oh la la, our AC unit. Luckily, the fence was there, but Dave put mulch in there to clean it up.
Dave trimmed these bushes too and added some mulch. There is Allie hanging out. She sits in that corner and waits patiently for our sweet neighbors to bring her milk bones. I think they give her one a day. They don’t even have a dog! They just buy the bones for her. She LOVES IT.
You can see a better view of our patio here. I tried to take another picture of it, but my camera died. So, another day.
TADA! That’s the exterior of our house. Nothing too exciting but getting better. And we have some plans for a wood fence too! We are going to retrofit it to the existing metal posts, so that should make our job easier! And, it will look so much nicer from the street!