Saturday, January 5, 2013

You've Come a Long Way Baby




I was looking back over some photos 
of the house from the past two years.


This is what we started with in the Winter of 2011
right after we bought the house.


Heavy old drapery, dirty siding, over grown shrubs,
 and broken lighting
dressed the front like a soggy wet blanket.



Even from the side it was lacking some sparkle!


Early Spring 2011
 the house received new windows. 


We also upgraded the front door
and power washed the siding.
During the window installation,
our installer unknowingly
 gutted some of the front hedge!
Whoops!


The Fall of 2011 saw a few more changes with
the addition of new lighting, new siding on the upstairs peak,
and a painted front door!


Spring 2012
With the indoor renovations completed it came time
to address the front landscaping!


So out with the old....


... and in with the new!


In the next two years we expect it will fill in very nicely!


We were still lacking a little something...
so we built a window box for the upstairs window!


Winter 2012
All dressed up for Christmas!




Even from the side, she now sparkles!



From our house to yours
we hope and pray that this New Year
will bring you plenty of joy and sparkles!

Happy Belated New Year!
The Bernhardt's 

Joining up to Metamorphosis Monday over at
Between Naps on the Porch

C

17 comments:

Katy Li said...

I love it! Is that grass on the mailbox? :)

Lynne said...

I love your home . . . so beautiful in its transition . . . live joyfully . . .

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

DeeDee, you certainly have put a smile on the old girl's face! You have done so much in what seems to me such a short amount of time and she is really shining..How lucky to actually have snow on Christmas..Happy New Year..Judy

~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

wow Dee Dee gorgeous!!! I LOVE your landscaping you did around the front with the assorted small bushes. Looks so good!! I desperately need to work on our curb appeal over here, but my lack of green thumb has me stuck in neutral! ~Bre

Christine said...

I see it!
That big smile on your new home.
She is so happy now.

Provision is pleased and sitting pretty.

(You two have done a wonderful job of taking a house and making it your home.)

Wendy said...

Beautiful! what an amazing transformation. love that you showed picture from begin to today!

Julie said...

Love your home. It looks so warm and inviting.

Crickit said...

Dee-Dee... You have an absolutely beautiful home! Thank you for sharing the before and after pics. It has great curb appeal and I am sure, all that enter your home feel very blessed! :)

Barbara said...

Dee Dee... your home is so inviting! I love love love the classic look of the white siding with black shutters and roof. We lost part of our roof to Super storm Sandy so hopefully this spring we will be replacing it and I plan to get new shutters...black ones! Have a wonderful week my friend!!!
XO Barbara

Ronda Batchelor said...

Love the wreaths in the windows. Your house always is so welcoming!
Ronda

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It really is quite a transformation and we know just how much work and how many long hours you put in to make it so perfect. It also required a lot of love, which I know your family has a ton of! Happy New Year!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Y'all have done some great makeovers...and your home is very charming. If you like to paint…then you need to come by and enter my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint GIVEAWAY…hope to ya there!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Heather said...

She sure does sparkle now (though she was cute before too...you've really done her up!). Your house looks like a Christmas card..so charming and festive.

Deanne Langford said...

thanks for dropping by, I can't imagine all that snow, sitting here sweating in a heat wave!

Jen said...

You know I LOVE your house, and outside is no exception! Hey by the way, I REALLY REALLY want to commision you to do a painting for our house.. but I got a new phone and don't have your email anymore, can you send it to me so I can beg some more!?!

corners of my life said...

Amazing metamorphosis . . .

My Garden Diaries said...

Thanks for popping by my blog! Your house is so charming! Wow! I love what you have down with your plantings! I look forward to following along!