Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cozy Cottage Updates

Hello everyone! I know it's been awhile since I last posted {school & my studies, have been a bit crazy over on this end}, but thought I'd share some quick cozy cottage updates. Below is a photo of what our house and front yard looked like when we first moved in.

Below is a photo of what it currently looks like:

As you can see, it has come a long way. We of course replaced all of the windows in our house with more energy efficient ones. That was one of the first things we put our money into and invested in.

Next, I dug holes and planted white iceberg roses a year after we moved in. The perennials and annuals were added along the way. I also put some seasonal blooms in the window boxes - I love that they were original to the house!

Finally, just last May, we finally had our home painted a deep gray (after living there for nearly 4 years!). At first, I thought it was too dark - but once the trim came along, I thought the deep color looked classic. So happy to get rid of that hideous green!

My husband is in the process of making custom shutters and trim for the front main windows. When he's done, I'll post more photos.

We also made a few changes to the porch. Here is what it looked like before:

Now here's what it looks like today with some new paint and decorative touches:

I painted our door a soft teal. I'll show better pictures of it next time. The trim around the door is still unfinished, so once that's done - hopefully I can share with you better photos.

Our 1950's stucco is crooked, so in order to properly install the trim, we have to fix that first. Anyway, that's all for now. You can find me these days on my instagram page at SoCal.Vintage. I also just reactivated my Facebook Fan page. I'll be posting future updates over there, when I don't have time to blog - so you can "like my page," if you wish. :)

Until next time, have a great rest of the week! Would love to hear from you! Please leave me a comment below to say "hi," as I know it's been awhile!


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Connie said...

Hi Jessie, you have certainly taken it from house to home.
I love your flower garden:) beautiful!

June said...

Absolutely beautiful Jessie! Your home and front garden are lovely, and I adore the color of your house! Great job you two. It's so good to hear from you.

Picnic Bench said...

What a lovely home! I love your garden. It's very beautiful. Great job!

kural said...

great post and nice

Sandra said...

Beautiful. Have a Happy week.

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