Wednesday, October 17, 2012

our humble abode

as I’ve mentioned, we have decided to put our house on the market, in hopes of selling it quickly and moving to a home with more space before the little bambino arrives.  crazy? probably.  but hopefully 100% worth it in the end.  {key word: hopefully}

anyway, we’ve done a LOT of work on our house in the past couple of months, so I thought it would be fun to give you a little “before & after”.   the area that has seen the most improvement is the front of the house ~ as you will see in the before picture, we had zero curb appeal.  but one weekend and a little elbow grease, and we {by we I mean Matt} fixed that right up!

so here was the view of the front of our house before:


{as if I have to point out the flaws…} note the never-painted door, mis-matched window trim, paint-peeling-shutters, dirt-pile of a garden bed…. you get the point.

and after:


pretty big difference, wouldn’t you say??   Matt did a superb job of fixing this puppy up, I must say.  He and a friend spent an entire Sunday re-painting the entire front, removing the shutters and putting up new trim, painting said new trim, and landscaping that front little garden bed.  I planted the mums, thankyouverymuch. Matt also re-painted our door {brown, after a solid hour in the paint store of me trying to decide what color to choose}, and replaced our porch light and house numbers.  Oh, and he also mowed the grass while he was at it. :)  GO HUSBAND!

and now a few more pictures, just for fun. {by the way, these are just cell phone pictures, so don’t get too excited}

front window and garden bed before:


and after {with a bonus doggy in the window}


and the front door {yes, I even purchased a new welcome mat for the occasion}:

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so, now that we’ve spruced up the place, we just have to put it on the market {happening TOMORROW!}, and cross our fingers that someone actually wants to buy it.


fingers officially crossed.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! What an improvement!!! I knew all that house needed was a womens touch (& a husbands elbow grease) :) What a sweet little home. Embrace the time you have left b/c someday you'll drive by that house and tell your daughter "thats where your dad & I lived when we started dating, got married & conceived you".... & you'll probably miss it.. just a little!! So happy things are falling into place for you!! Here's another set of fingers crossed that the house gets sold quickly & for the right price!! :)


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