Monday, 14 September 2015


Do you remember my series of curb appeal posts last summer/fall? If not, let me remind you what our house looked like before.

Recap: brown paint, crumbling concrete steps (that we attempted to paint but then the paint crumbled off as well), old rusty house number, unruly spiria plants, and red bricks lining the flower beds.

Now for the excitement. This is as good as it's going to get, people. Photo credit below to Jordan and Judith Photo/Film. 

Recap: green paint, new wooden front steps, new adorable house number, window boxes, hostias (that unfortunately did not really grow this summer), and new stones lining the flower beds.

So there you have it! We spent the better part of last fall and this summer painting that baby - mostly waiting for good, dry painting days!! In the end we had to hire someone to paint the back side because it's a walk out basement and we didn't have the equipment to do it ourselves. The rest of the job wasn't all that bad.
It's never going to happen but the last of my to do list would be: stain the front steps and cut down the pine trees (to the left of this photo).

Looking forward to the Trick or Treaters that will be stopping by in a month and a half. :) It's such a good neighbourhood for that!! We love our sweet little first home.


  1. Lovely job! But you will want to paint or treat those steps before they look nasty. My deck needs treatment every year and it still grows green mold and the boards eventually warp...and it was built by a top notch carpenter....bare wood and weather don't mix well......Again...a lovely job and i bet it makes you happy every time you arrive home.......

    1. Thanks! Yes it does make me happy every time I arrive home! At this time of year a pot of mums fits on the step perfectly!

      I think our carpenter told us to wait a year until the wood settles before we treat it. I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not because I know you're right about the weather!

  2. Wow - what a transformation - it is amazing what paint can do. Looks great!

    1. Thanks a lot! Paint and elbow grease! ;)