When we first looked at our house, I'm not going to lie, I hated it. I thought there would never be enough time or money to make it our own, but over the last year its become more like a home. We've spent a lot of time (but not a horrible amount of money) fixing, repairing and making things our own. One major project from this year was changing the trim color from Kelly Green to a redish brown and leaving the house itself white.
I took this picture the day we closed on the house.
And this one the last weekend of May. It might be hard to tell, but just changing that paint color has made such a difference. It matches the roof and the stain on our deck and seems to suit the house a lot better.
Our next major project is the third level of our four level split, which is coming along nicely. That area will have a den/family room, mudroom and a second full bath.