Friday, July 12, 2013

Curb Appeal Evolution

Hey guys – Happy Friday!

Awesome news, our front yard is finished!  Well, for this year. I do still need to finish painting the garage door but the yard…the yard is dunzo (When was the last time you heard dunzo...I've been watching Laguna Beach reruns all morning.  I swear I mean to change the channel a million times but I just couldn't click away).

HSR Front Yard 2013

In case your think that the above isn’t all that impressive, this is what we started with. (the below is an old phone pic through a car window, quality is bad…subject is worse)

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Then we took off those ridiculous awnings.

Back Camera

Then the shutters and railings went black.

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Then our leaky roof went to a dark charcoal shingle and well removed the three massive maples on our property.  That was something that had to be done, they were over taking our yard and the front one had roots growing into our sewer line.

HSR Front of House

And this is where we are now.  We also replaced our gutters.  Big surprise – they went black as well.

HSR Front Yard 2013

And that’s our little evolution so far!  Once it’s truly finished for the summer I’ll take some better after pictures and details on plants.


In the meantime, Chris has earned himself some major points for tackling all of this by himself in less than a weeks time.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!  I’m off to tailgate for a Dave Matthews show tonight and then my step-dad’s retirement/birthday party tomorrow.  I’m sure a large amount of Instagram pics are about to start once the girls show up! 

What are you guys doing this weekend?  Maybe tackling your yard?

8 comments:

  1. We are in fact! Hoping to put a small bed in one of the corners of our yard and also hang a light on our front porch. Grand plans - we'll see if they get accomplished.
    The house looks great. It's amazing how all of those things add for a impact.

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    1. Yay! I would love to change out our light and house number but I still need to do some shopping for those.

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  2. oh, man, if only it'd stop raining here. at least, that's the excuse i keep using to avoid weeding.

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  3. Dave Mathews! You're seeing some great shows this summer! I love Dave concerts - the ones I've been too have all lasted for at least 3 hours :).

    Your yard/curb appeal looks amazing - seriously, I didn't realize all the work you'd done besides the landscaping. Looks amazing! :)

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  4. Thanks Jenn!!

    We love Dave! He puts on a great show - always a good time!

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  5. removing those awnings made such a difference! I love before and afters :)

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    1. I know, right!?! It was one of the first things we did to the house!

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