Saturday, September 25, 2010

Edgemere Park / House Makeovers

Home Sweet Home
My House and My Street

Here is my house with its new paint color. 
Now the yard looks very shabby and not in a good way. 
I couldn't even show a photo of it till now because the grass looked so bad from 
the super hot and dry summer we had. 
But its finally greening up.

I tried to get a photo where the porch was not all dark but to no avail. 
I'll keep trying. 

Now I need to overhaul my landscaping to make it look better with the paint colors. 
I need more blue green in the landscape. 
That cedar in front by the arch on the left has to go. It's all yellow and dying. 
So I'll plant something new there soon. 
But so many of you have been asking to see how the paint and roof turned out that 
I thought I'd show before I fix the landscaping which might have to wait till next spring.

Here was the before:
The house desperately needs the landscaping fixed and some flowers planted 
and flower boxes for next year. 
Why is fix one thing up and it makes everything else look so bad?

I thought it looked pretty nice...till I got the new roof and paint and then....
everything else looked awful.

Here's a few shots of my neighbor's houses.

To the East of me. This photo was shot when my grass was so yellow...a few weeks ago. 
(see the edge of it in this photo) 
This was why I decided to wait to show a photo of my home. 
My neighbor has a sprinkler system so his yard stays looking good even in the hottest weather.
Neighbor to the West of me. 
They have a sprinkler system too, plus lots of shade. 
I envy their shade. I have several trees planted in hopes of one day having a shady yard. 
Right now most of the shade I have comes from their trees. 
Today they were out redoing their landscaping. I'll show that when it's done.
Harold's house. He lives directly across the street from me to the south. 
Harold is the neighbor that put up with me for a week, standing under his bedroom window every morning trying to decide on paint colors. 
He provided moral support when I kept trying different colors of blue/green.
He was pretty proud of himself for picking his paint colors all by himself. 
This house used to have a brown roof and brown trim. 
It's much fresher looking with the gray roof and gray trim.
Just up from the West. Their yard looked nice all summer. 

Here's a great makeover.
This house is on the other side of the park. 
I don't know the owner but they are doing a wonderful job of fixing it up. 
The inside of this home is really unusual. When I saw it, it needed lots of tlc. 
But seeing what they are doing on the outside...I'm sure they are doing just as well on the inside.

This is what the outside looked like before:
and at one time it was even worse than that -

I knew this house had great potential.
I'm so happy to see its reaching it.
It used to be the ugliest house on the street. 
Well not any more.

I'm sharing at


Teri said...

What a cute neighborhood you live in! I really like the way your house looks now. Classy.

Sue said...

Your house looks gorgeous, Nita.

You live in a beautiful neighbourhood!


Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I love your neighborhood! So charming.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Such a great place to live, love your house and the curtains look so good from the street!

oldblackcatboo said...

Geez, I wish I was one of your neighbors! I like them all, but let me know if Harold ever decides to move! LOL!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Your house looks beautiful! I know you're enjoying her new colors!
You must also enjoy seeing all these beautiful ladies up and down your street. These houses have so much curb appeal!
Thanks for sharing!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I can tell you love your neighborhood. It is so sweet and cottagey looking. YOur house came out great Nita with the new paint colors.

Penny@ "WDWS Design Trends" said...

Your neighborhood looks so cozy Nita! My tudor is one of only two in our town and I just love to drive throught other towns and look at the tudor houses. Thanks for the tour. I love the paint color you used for your home.

Robyn said...

Your home is FAIRYTALE LOVELY! The entire neighborhood just oozes charm, I LOVE it! It looks like out of a movie set, perfect! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm glad I popped by from the Frosted Gardner. Oh, BTW, I'm having a CSN gift certificate give away and I'd love for you to stop by if you have a moment!

the gardeners cottage said...

thank you so much for your thoughtful comment.

your house and neighborhood is gorgeous. i can't wait to read more here.

if you are not already you should go to tara dillards blog. she is a fantastic garden expert and she uses a lot of blue throughout her garden. she has such great advice. i try and take it all the time. try.

anyway, i'm glad you found me!


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE your neighborhood, Nita! Your paint and roof look wonderful.

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Your neighborhood is so charming! It actually reminds me very much of mine with all the brick homes. Your house looks beautiful- I love the paint colors. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Pamela said...

You live in such a cute hood! I love all the character in the homes and love your new paint job!

Marina Capano said...

What a cute neighborhood you live in! your home is perfect!
thanks for sahring with us!


visit me anytime...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Nita, your home and neighborhood is just gorgeous, love the style of all the homes. Amazing what a new roof and paint can do! We're the only house on our block without a sprinkler system too, and it makes for a lot of cringing, yikes!
Thanks so much for linking up with me for VIF!

Diane said...

WOW, I love your neighborhood and your house is gorgeuos!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a great neighborhood with lots of really cute quaint-looking houses. Your house looks terrific, Nita. I would never have noticed any issues with the grass had you not mentioned it. ;)

Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

The Brick Cottage said...

Your house is gorgeous! And so is your neighborhood! So lovely!

Holly Austin said...

Your house, and your neighborhood, is beautiful. I love this style!

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