Sunday, July 6, 2008

Summer Makeover!

I promised myself that I was going to stay busy this summer and this weekend lived up to that promise. Besides enjoying Independence Day, I've really started some improvement plans for our home. Yesterday and today I finished painting the trim and front door in the living room and our bedroom white. I've wanted to do this for awhile but it is such a long process. The front door is not my pick and I want a new one, but it is very low on the priority list. David had painted all the trim in the house except for the rooms I did this weekend and the office and guest room. I'll give myself awhile before I tackle those rooms. Here's what the trim looked like before...it's close to an orangey-brown hue in real life--soooo not pretty:

And here's what it looks like now:

After painting, David and I took a trip to Market Basket and picked up some flowers to re-do this space:

I know, it's a sight for sore eyes, but I think I can work my magic! Here's some of the flowers I chose for the area:After Market Basket we headed to Ace to pick up new bricks to outline the area and then went to Rural King to look at more flowers. Turns out RK didn't have any, but we found a new flower place across the street that we never knew of--sweet! They were having a 1/2 off sale on their annuals and I picked up two big pots to go on our back patio/shed. Here's a pic of them potted all pretty! They are huge--and I only paid $12 for the both of them! : )

I also cleaned up the patio after some birds had decided to make a nest in our shed and poo all over the place. I power-washed it down and cleaned the cushions and furniture and we should be good to go to enjoy the space for the rest of the summer! I'll probably stop back by that flower place to get some more annuals for the baskets on the wall! And then finally, I decided to move all the old pavers from the area next to the house and clear out the weeds to make room for the new pavers and flowers that will be arranged tomorrow. Here's what the space looks like now, just waiting for the a.m. and me! Should be an interesting challenge--I'll blog all about my progress tomorrow night!

Oh, and one more thing, I have to brag on my hanging basket plant that I picked up on the way home from our family reunion last weekend! It was only $5--and it's gorgeous! I hope it makes it through the summer and my lack of a green thumb!
Thanks for reading this insanely long post! :-)

8 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

they look much better!

arlene,
University Place florist

Mrs. Limestone said...

Looking good.

PS: I think your front door is very cool. Ive never seen that style before and its got a lot of character.

Anonymous said...

the livingroom trim looks good and the door looks alot better. I love your patio set and the patio.
you have a cute place and decorate it so lovely.

jane

Freckles Chick said...

Dang girl! You've been busy!

LOVE the new LR color.

You've inspired me to paint the orange-y wood trim and nasty front door in our house. Yours looks so good!

Love the patio setup too. Where'd you get the cushions & pillows?

suzie said...

Love the paint color!

Joi said...

Thanks, guys, for all the sweet comments! : )

C said...

lookin' good :) only suggestion- get some height along the side of the house to add some dimension. you're a home makeover warrior!

Joi said...

Hey Miss. C-

We've got lots planned for height---if they grow!

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