Monday, February 24

Dreaming of Spring: Curb Appeal

Our home. Well, it desperately needs some love. After this looooong winter, it looks a little neglected. Mostly because it has been. Hey, when the windchill is in the single digits, I don't get outside to make my house look pretty. ;) 

In the interest of total disclosure, I took this pic a week or so ago. Depressing, huh? The "flower beds" (nothing is growing) are totally covered in leaves. There was a sack of trash on the porch. And the black thing on the white chair? It's a rug. I just threw it on there and forgot about it. Just pathetic. But have no fear. I've been pinning and dreaming of ideas and here's what I have up my sleeve, as soon as we start getting some warmer days and can work outside.

{via BHG}
The blue doors and shutters against the orange brick? Just swoony! I'll paint the door and make simple shutters like these:
{via lettres de mon moulin}
We would love to replace our front door with one with windows, if we can find a cheap one. We're planning to scour the Habitat ReStore.
{via Pinterest...couldn't find the original link.}

I plan to add some beautiful perennial landscaping to the flower beds. I love the height, texture and color variances of this bed. Gorgeous!
{via New Wonderful Photos}
I'll also add pops of colors with annuals. I love this combination of sweet potato vine, petunias and geraniums, though I usually buy million bells instead of petunias. :)

{via Pinterest...can't find original image.}

Make a fun tiered planter with our house numbers. I love the polka dots, but I think it'd also be fun with stripes or chevron.

{via Positively Splendid}
Find a large container and make a water feature for the small flower garden. This is going to be one of the more intensive projects, I think. And we may not be able to afford a pot this large...I'm still finding ideas for this. :)
{via Tall Clover Farm}

That's what I've come up with so far...I hope that by fall, our home will look like, well, a HOME and not a neglected house.

Are you dreaming of spring? Share your favorite links, if you will. I love inspiration!

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