#makeovermonday / extreme makeover – Part 1

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Today’s #makeovermonday post is from one of the biggest makeover projects Brian and I have ever undertaken – and the longest! It took us almost an entire year to complete this project and I’m beyond excited to share part 1 of our very own personal extreme makeover with you!

Before:

After:

I thought it might be fun to take you through the process – a time lapse of sorts – on how we got from the before to the after.

First, we started with the red house. I didn’t get to capture images before we actually started work on this home, so these images are from the public google images online. You can’t see much from the road because of the shrubbery, but you get the idea.

First, we added siding to replace the previous red plywood part of the home.

That helped a lot to brighten the house and start our transformation. We also replaced all of the windows and doors, which created clean lines and a fresh updated look.

Note: If I had an UNLIMITED budget (which I don’t, hahah) I would have gone with a hardboard siding instead of the vinyl. But, my hubby said that was not an option, so vinyl it is! Vinyl is also better on long term maintenance as it doesn’t require painting in the future.

Next, we needed to do something with the brick. I wanted fresh and bright for this home – something to make a total transformation. So, I decided we needed to go crazy and go WHITE!

Honestly, I was sooo nervous about how this house would turn out!

Brian snapped this photo right after they finished painting the brick and I was soo excited! I am glad we went with white and it complimented the grey siding nicely,

Then it was time to update landscaping. Yours truly did her first ever landscaping project by going to Lowe’s and then setting them out for Brian’s dad to put in place.

Lastly, we had Brian’s mom build wood shutters for the rest of the windows to match what we already had in place.

Here is our final outcome of this extreme makeover:

This extreme makeover took a lot of time and effort – and was not for the faint of heart, but the end result has been spectacular!

I’ll share Part 2 soon with all the details of how the inside was just as big of a transformation as the outside.

 

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Colors used on this exterior transformation:

Brick painted Valspar Ultra White 7006-24

Siding Color – I’m not sure, but Brian is checking on that for me! I’ll update as he finds it.

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