17 October, 2011

Makeover: Outside

As mentioned a few times on this blog, we have been doing quiet a bit of work around the house. We are done for now, so I thought I would start with the biggest change...the outside.

When we bought this house, the thing I loved the most, was its wooden cottage paned windows. And, much to everyones disgust, I couldn't wait to get a coat of white paint on them. Everyone we spoke to, tried to convince us not to do it, and that we would regret it...but my gut was telling me to go for it.

I am so glad we did. Except...once we had done the windows, the wall colour looked terrible, so we changed that. And then once we had done that, the roof, with its green gutters looked even worse. So we bit the bullet and did everything...needless to say we are now broke...

But, I am in love with how it's looking...I  love the grey and white...
Please excuse these pictures...not the greatest...but here you go....
I am so in love with our little house...



You can see some more makeover pics here.

17 comments:

Lea White said...

That looks beautiful!

Gina said...

I love the white and grey!!!

Lovely Light said...

I think your house is darling! Love the windows. Good choice with the paint.

MacLeod House said...

I would have done exactly the same! Looks fantastic!

MelB said...

Sjoe ! Huge improvement, i would have definitely done the same sort of thing - looks utterly charming.

Fiona said...

I love what you did!
Good on you for following your gut, it wasn't wrong :)

family stone said...

looks stunning!!!

the white & grey looks soooooo much better.

kbd said...

beautiful! can't wait for inside...

Lynette said...

Now that is what I call a makeover...beautifully done.

Paul said...

The photos show off your house well!

Shayne said...

So gorgeous.

When we painted our farmhouse 2 years ago, I also painted the cottage pane windows white - and everyone was horrified. But how much better does it look?

And now that i'm painting egte oregan pine kitchen cupboards cream - can you imagine the flack i'm getting?

Your house is so divine and each time I see what you've done i think again hhow well we would get on in real life as we have SUCH similar taste!

alidaonline said...

Looks really really good.

Laura said...

STUNNING! That is all! STUNNING!

Tamara said...

Gorgeous, Hayley! It looks amazing. You proved everyone wrong because you're one of those people who can see the finished product before you start :-)

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous Hayley. Watch my space for some exciting news coming up ...:)

Jenty said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous!

cat said...

Looks beautiful. You know that people are very mistaken when they restore old houses (Victorian era and earlier) to take off the paint. Most wooden windows were painted to protect them from the weather.