It's happened again! I was reading through Google Reader and saw Beautifica[tion] as the post title for Better After, and I just knew it was us again! We are featured on Better After... two weeks in a row! Phew! I'm not sure I can handle all the traffic and comments! That last little whirlwind with the bedroom stencil really upset some folks, but hopefully everyone will like the transformation to the exterior! Thanks Lindsey for hosting us again!
If you are curious what all we did to the exterior, we replaced the vinyl siding with Hardie Board and of course painted the new siding and all the trim. We tore off the screened-in porch, and installed handrails. Restored all the windows, and took shutters off the windows that had them (as well as removed all window units because we installed central heating and air). We added rodent-proofing and new skirt-board along the base of the house, as well as beefed up the roof edge trim. We also did minor things like moving the house numbers such that they align, installed new lighting at the door and on the porch, hung a new mailbox and flag holder/flag.
The yard of course is a work in progress. We actually have big plans for it in 2012!