BEFORE - Front Exterior
IN PROGRESS - Front Exterior
Not currently very welcoming, the front of the house has gotten minimal love. We did take down a couple of trees that blocked the view of the house almost entirely and now we're struggling to grow grass. I also painted the door hardware to remove that tacky brass. Then I threw down some rugs and a couple of faux Leland cypress trees and called it a day.
Paint the front door and sidelights
Figure out how to grow grass
Remove the small "flower bed" that's really just three ugly bushes
Replace sconces by front door
Replace non-functioning doorbell
Repair walkway and front porch
Paint garage door
Replace garage light
Replace mailbox with one that doesn't lean and isn't rotting
BEFORE - Foyer
IN PROGRESS - Foyer
This part of the house has received the most updating over the past year. We installed this Ikea shoe cabinet and some artwork from my favorite artist. Then I painted the honey stair trim a crisp white and used gel stain on the railing to give it a fresh look. We also installed French doors leading into my office. I love that they provide a sound barrier while I'm working but still allow light to flow. Plus, they look amazing and you can see the navy blue and wallpaper treatment I've given the office built-ins.
Move shore cabinet into living room
Add a bench with storage?
Replace carpet with hardwood on stairs
Paint ballisters white
Paint doors navy blue