BEFORE/AFTERS of our house exterior

January 6, 2016

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Happy New Year!

Hope you had a great holiday. I love when a new year starts and you get a clean slate and can fix what you didn’t accomplish or do right in the last year.

Our home will definitely get done in 2016. Here are a a few Before/After pictures of the exterior that make me happy. Its actually getting done.

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The terrace under the pergola had a long skinny bench at the end of it that was original to the 60’s structure. Instead of removing it I decided to widen it and make it a giant daybed.

After some custom cushions in a black and white Sunbrella stripe were done, it looked like a fun little boutique hotel.

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The bench was widened about 20″ and the black and white striped now giant daybed frames the pergola nicely.

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It also frames the view, kind of giving it a boutique hotel vibe.

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I can now finish the rest of the area here and I can’t wait to throw a party…

This was the front of the house before.

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It had old landscaping and was a hodge podge of old plants.

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We painted the house white, the front doors blue and the eaves and windows black and new landscaping was done by Teryl Designs.

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Box woods, camellia bushes and gravel around the olive tree. Now it all needs to grow, but it looks nice and neat.

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The doorway before had small lanterns and everything was a cream color.

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New black large lanterns, black door casings, blue door, new door mat. Now we just need potted plants.

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This was the door when we bought it.

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This is the front door now.

Its finally getting there!!

I’m ready to tackle this year, the house and all the new projects coming my way.

I hope you have a great 2016!

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5 comments
  • Kristy says:

    Everything looks amazing Jill. Love the new paint out front from the doors to the exterior. So rich and the contrast is beautiful! 🙂 Isn't it amazing how new landscaping can open up a space so much? Can't wait to see the rest… Hugs!

  • Kristy says:

    Not sure my first comment went through so if it did… ignore! 😉 Love all your changes Jill! Everything looks incredible from the new paint color on the doors to the exterior. Love the contrast! Isn't it amazing what new landscaping does for a home? Love all and can't wait to see the rest! Hugs xoxo

  • Jennifer says:

    The exterior is fantastic! Would you mind sharing where you got your on the front of the house? I've been looking for something just like that!

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