My Big Yellow House Gets Character


When we moved into the Big Yellow House, the previous owners had done nothing more to the outside than mow, there was no landscaping whatsoever. Little by little we have made flower beds, added a fence, shutters, and some screen doors to name a few things. Neighbors tell me they love the changes to it and I do too.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
This is what the house looked like when we bought it. You can see how it got it's name, lol.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
We just kind of randomly set plants and pots and decor around that we brought with us when we moved.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
The following spring I knew I needed something more and started planning flower beds.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
Still have a ways to go in this picture. Living on a budget let's you take things slowly, it's all one day at a time or one month at a time and maybe even years later. It's also probably why everything around here evolves again and again.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
This was taken in the summer, looks like the beginning of summer because the roses haven't taken over yet.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
I have plans for the walkway around the border of the bed, but haven't gotten around to it yet. You can see we also had the fence up by this time. The screen door came from a 100 year old farm house, I left it in the same condition I picked it up in.
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
Around fall the mums were blooming like crazy
my big yellow house gets character, curb appeal, flowers, gardening, landscape, seasonal holiday decor
And at Christmas time, I didn't have a "plain" house as a backdrop for Christmas decor any longer.

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  • John Trez
    on Jul 10, 2015

    so cool good job

  • Betty Sides
    on Jul 10, 2015

    Absolutely precious! I love that it took awhile to do it, it is perfect the way it is! If you get tired of the accents don't necessarily change the house color, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle Hamill
      on Jul 11, 2015

      When we moved in, I didn't want to live in a yellow house. Then we started calling it the big yellow house and it kinda grew on me. Don't think it could ever be another color now!

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