Monday, May 28, 2012

A Fresh Outlook



Last week we started with  this:


An empty slate, ready for some new landscape!
And on Thursday, Wayne and I celebrated our
20th Anniversary by doing this:


What a difference a few plants and some fresh mulch make!


Before


After
Notice that the metal valleys have gone away with
the new roof!


The front of the house needed a little something.
Over the weekend, Wayne built the window box!



And it was the perfect addition under the upstairs front window!






I am linking up to

24 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Great curb appeal! Isn't it amazing what landscape can do to a home? I love the things that you have added. Also the window box really does something for the upstairs! Looks great!

corners of my life said...

You {and Wayne} are ever so clever.

Barbara said...

Dee Dee...

Wow what a difference...I love your new landsacping. And the window box under the upstairs window is the perfect touch. The outside of your home looks so welcoming...very classic.
Hope you and Wayne are taking today off to grill and relax. Happy Anniversary to you and enjoy a beautiful day!!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You all did a Superb job and a magnificent transformation..

I hope you enjoy every moment of your beautiful new landscape...

I bet your neighbors are in awe of how it looks now..

Sonny

Lynne said...

Love, love, love your 20th anniversary "updo.". Every thing looks wonderful. I really like the window box too.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

DeeDee: It turned out beautifully. It looks totally finished, not even like you usually have to say, "It will look better when it fills in". Not at all. Good way to spend your anniversary and congratulations on 20 years. I love the little 'christmas' shapes of the stair guards. Just perfect..Happy Monday..Judy

Anonymous said...

What a great job everything looks so pretty and homey.

We are having our 41 st Wedding Anniversary!

Pamela
Ohio

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Congratulations Dee Dee
on 20 yrs. of marriage. Love to hear of longtime marriages in this day and age. What a fun way to celebrate,
cause now every time you look at the front of your house it is a nice
reminder. Love how it looks, just beautiful and is such a wonderful enhancement to your already beautiful home. Simply amazing the difference landscaping can make. Wayne did a lovely job on the window box, I have always loved that look, and it is perfect on that window. Enjoy hon!
Blessings, Nellie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Dee Dee and Wayne!!!

Love, Aunt Theta

Michelle said...

Ahhh...cool. We were digging in the dirt at the same time. I love your new landscaping and the flower box is absolutely charming. :)

the cape on the corner said...

i have major lawnscape envy! we're mulching this weekend, but i wish my curved beds look like yours!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an amazing difference! And what a fun way to celebrate your anniversary! Mulch is always my best friend!

Thank you so much for linking up and for all the inspiration!

Happy Great Outdoors Day!
blessings,
karianne

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

First, Happy Happy 20th Anniversary! That is such a wonderful day to celebrate! And to do so by adding some curb appeal and fun landscaping and to die for window box ... just perfect! Thank you so much for linking up to our party. :)
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Maria said...

Looks great Dee Dee

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh, I love how much better it looks with your hard work and mulch and window box!

... so very happy that you shared it with us at our Great Outdoors link party!

:)

Linda

mishebe said...

Looks great. Love the window box!

Teresa said...

looks amazing Dee Dee! Don't you love how fresh and pretty things look with new mulch!? I'm a sucker for a window box, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

looks great deedee and wayne! happpy anniversary. :-)
missy

Jessica -Green PBnJs said...

I LOVE the tall pointy bushes and the window box is gorgeous!! -Jessica

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It looks wonderful! I love new landscaping before it starts to get overgrown (like ours). We just keep cutting things back but they grow so fast. We finally took out some bigger shrubs and started over!

I love the window box...such a sweet touch to your home.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It all looks great! Love the new landscaping, your pretty new roof and that window box! Awesome job!

Wendy said...

It looks beautiful and I love the addition of the window box!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

Looks great! i am no gardener, in fact is kill everything i touch, but those gardens make me dream!

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Crafty Mischief said...

A beautiful yard for a beautiful home! Happy Anniversary!