Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I drive up to our house everyday, and yet it still doesn't feel like MY home. The exterior is so not me and just reminds me everyday of the house's previous life. So since the roof is done, we have been making small changes to the outside. To make it feel more like our house. The super hot 100+ temps (did I mention our ac is on the fritz??) and the freak dust storm today have delayed our progress, but I am happy nonetheless. My goal is to have the trim finished Saturday morning (we are going to a Dodger game/Peter's Mecca Sat. afternoon) and hopefully the other set of shutters will be ready by then. The landscaping....thats a whole different story.

newly painted black door with grey trim and new accessories
original ugly white security door

original paint and uv window screen--that scraggly shrub has got to go

new trim and shutters--the house is still white (the lighting is weird in this pic) and the uv window screen is hideous it saves our house from becoming a boiler room until we get blinds in that front window. just picture the window without it :)

preview of the cute flower pot ledge


M&C said...

Toni, I am just so impressed with how quickly you have gotten so many things done!!! You are such a go-getter! Everything looks great, I LOVE the front door, and your red pot against the black ledge is darling. Great job friend!

Katie said...

You hit the ground running. Good for you. It looks amazing!