I’m so excited to share this before & (almost) after of the back exterior! The one thing I really hated about our house, which almost made me not come see it in the first place, was the (flesh colored) exterior. The neighborhood has some really beautiful homes, but this exterior was so dated & well, just plain ugly. We were confident that we could give it a much needed facelift & couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
I mentioned before, we had a very dated arch window that already needed replaced, so we actually had it completely taken out. We have an AMAZING carpenter, he did our screened porch & pergola in our current home, and so far has done an incredible job with this window & the giant deck that is bigger than our very first apartment! The deck is almost done, we have to wait a few weeks before we can paint & stain, but we are loving the updated look & modern black spindles. We had the exterior painted white, and decided last minute (after maybe a few beers) to throw some black paint on the window trim to see how it looked. And I love it!!!! I still have a million more windows to do, but I am obsessed with the outcome. We ordered a few of these overszied barn lights (and gave them a fresh coat of black matte spray paint) to replace the old lanterns, and are on the hunt for a wooden screen door that we will also paint black.
On the far end of the deck, we put up an 8 foot privacy wall to give that end a little more character, that we will use to string lights on & hang some planters, and hopefully turn into a super cozy seating area.
In the kitchen, cabinet boxes are finished & a few of our appliances are installed. So far our biggest hurdle was installing the sink, since we didn’t use an Ikea sink with the cabinets, we had to do a little customization & add in some reinforcements. I am SO excited for this sink!! Next comes our cabinet doors, which again will still need painted before installation, and once they’re installed, we will be able to have our fabricator come out to measure for our countertops. Seems so far away! 😉 We chose a frosty white honed quartz, I can’t wait to see the contrast against our grey/green cabinets!!
And that’s a wrap!! So exciting, yet majorly overwhelming right now. I feel like we have so much on our plates but somehow it all feels so right!!
Hope you all have a happy weekend!!! XO54