This past week was Spring Break for the kids,
so not alot of work took place at The Provision.
between celebrating Zac's 16th Birthday,
a showing on our home for sale,
and generally crazy weekend schedule...
we took some time to work on the exterior of the Cottage.
Here is the listing photo of the cottage
before we purchased it 4 months ago!
Besides the rose bush in the front and the bush
beside the front porch, very little had been done
in the way of landscaping or curb appeal.
Here is another before photo of the home in January.
It was high time to add some new beds and plants
to the landscaping!
We added mini box woods along the side walk leading to the front door!
We also added landscape lights, hopefully to
light the path in the evening!
We continued the bed across the front of the Cottage,
incorporating the round iron container
previously "floating" in the front yard.
We planted three of these "mop tops" along the front beds!
Ending with a forsythia at the corner of the house!
We also decided to add some shutters to the front left
window and to the two windows along the "door"
side of the house!
We also took advantage of the nicer weather
and power washed the front and door side of the house!
Both the "mamma goose" and "baby goose" were decked
out for the soaking.
We are debating as to paint the awnings or not.
Maybe white? Any thoughts?
As stated before, we added shutters to the "door side of the house too!
What a difference a little power washing does...
good bye build-up of green mildew!
I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
over at Between Naps on the Porch.