House Transformation

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36 Months
I did not pay much for my home so it kinda looked plan.....ugly but it was sound and sturdy and the right price. This has taken me 3 years to do.
This is how my brick house looked when I moved in.
The first thing I did was put in a flower bed and walk way to the front door. I found covered up bricks and flowers. We tilled up the ground and layed down the weed barrier (the barrier does not work like the say it does but it helps).
I added butter fly bushes, roses and many other prenatals. I also added 2 water plant and drift wood. My favorite drift wood is the one I call the elephant. See if you can find it. We used gravel for the walk way and placed tembers around the flower beds.
So about a year later I still kept thinking the house still looked plan. So I replaced the screen door and painted the front door. I had a white and dark blue paint and mixed them and came up with the color on the front door. While I sanded and painted the door my husband put the new screen door up.
Here the house looks with the Blue door and the flowers and plants getting bigger. But it still looks plain. So a year later I decided to paint the brick.
I first painted the bricks with a primer and then a light green. It took me a few weekends. With a paint brush and a 1 inch nap roller. I purchases 10 gallons of primer and about 6 gallons of green. Yet I am still thinking the house needs more.
So we made some simple shutters. We cut 1x2 boards the length of the window, sanded and stained them. We hung them with concrete screws. I also painted the door a burgundy color.
Then I added some butterflies that I found in Florida.
Here is my finished house 3 years later.
Suggested materials:
  • Paint, paint brushes, sander, 1×2 treated wood, nails, stain, flowers and bushes, treated tembers, rocks, tiller, screen door,   (Any do it yourself home goods store.)
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  • Laura Laura on Sep 01, 2017
    I'm not sure what you mean by "prenatals." Did you mean to say perennials?

  • Terry Trobaugh Terry Trobaugh on Sep 03, 2017
    When you were talking about the flowers and mentioned "prenatals", did you mean "perennials"? It was a little confusing.
    I know what you mean, though. I love flowers, especially if there is room for the beds that you put in. They light up the front of any house, no matter how plain.
    You did a great job of putting in perennials and mixing annuals in the "bare" spots that come before the perennials finish growing.
    I can't believe what you managed to do with so little money. I'm impressed!

  • Sherryl Goins Sherryl Goins on Oct 07, 2017
    What a wonderful change!What type paint did you use?

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