As I mentioned, there are a lot of projects we are working on around our house this spring. This weekend, the sun was shining and the temperatures are inching upward, and the garden centres have opened around us.
I have been hesitant to post photos of the exterior of our new ranch for several reasons. First of all, when you compare it to these, it comes up wanting.
|our last two homes|
Secondly, although we have plans, I don't really love the look of our home. I am drawn to older cottage style homes, with cedar shake, lovely brick, charm and curb appeal (see above).
That being said, I'm working with what I've got. Here it is:
I discussed curb appeal here, but to recap: this summer will include painting of the brick, addition of shutters and window boxes, new front door, etc.
I have certainly been pinteresearching lots of ideas for the gardens and landscaping around the house. Fortunately, we have some awesome large trees and perennial shrubs and plants that I actually like. I'll just be adding some more flowering plants to the front of the house.
The backyard is kind of a blank canvas right now. We probably won't be able to stretch our budget enough to do much back here and we're working with what we have.
We already have this table and chairs. It's older and grayed now, so it needs a little elbow grease. Isn't the banding on that tablecloth gorgeous? I'm thinking DIY painted rug and perhaps a little ribbon trim to a tablecloth I already have.
I love this garden gate and brick pathway. Probably for another spring, but it's in the files nonetheless.
This is my shutter and window box inspiration. I usually prefer to keep my gardens white and green. Jay loves colour so sometimes we throw a little in but this is my preference. The window boxes will go on the three smaller windows on the front of the house.
The sources for these photos can be found on my Backyard & Pool pinboard. Perhaps you'd like to follow me on Pinterest?
Are you getting ready to dig in your garden? Got any big landscaping plans?
Enjoy your Monday!