Monday, March 1, 2010

Before & After


OKAY ... MORE OF THE BLUE COTTAGE BEFORE & AFTER .. This is the West side of the cottage. Since this home was a duplex .. there was a driveway on this side that went down the side of the house (crazy, since the garage is on the east side of the house!) we torn it out and had tons of concrete hauled off, don't you love the vintage block window (that was the bathroom) I pulled out the vintage block window and added a stained glass window.... tons and tons of landscape and bed prep work... (also notice no HVAC photo in the first photo .. yep that cost us!) Photos are both angles from Tim office and then street view. I was most excited when I added the awnings in '08. Hope you enjoyed the tour.. This spring we are adding another flower bed (3rd photo) to the right of the photo so the beds will mirror each other - think we will add some pebbles for walkway .. grass will not grow here too much shade... xxoox! Valarie

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Valarie, What a great deal of work, but what great results you all have achieved. Looks wonderful, Iknow you are proud.

Barbara

Sandy said...

Beautiful! I love your flower beds - well, just everything! Your home is just lovely. You can tell you put a lot of work into fixing your home up. We had all of our builder's landscaping taken out last fall - after 15 years it was too over grown and cutting it back didn't help. We hope to have a new sidewalk put in this spring. I'm thinking of a courtyard look with just a few plants (small).

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Stacey said...

Your blue cottage is amazing. What vision you had to realize what it could be!

Deb said...

Valerie...your home has come a long way...

Snappy Di said...

I am a sucker for striped awnings on a house. I need all the light I can get in this house though so no awnings for me. :-(

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Dianna@DecorMadeSimple said...

Wow! Big change! It's now a beautiful cottage.

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