I'm really excited about today's Makeover Monday! My cousin, Sharlyn, emailed me and asked if I could do the EXTERIOR of her home! She just moved to Colorado a few months ago and is anxious to make it look like a home:)
This is what Sharlyn has to say:
I will admit, the Exterior of our home is totally my husbands job. He loves it and has a green thumb and always makes it look pretty. So I asked him for a few ideas and then searched for some pictures.
The first thing I did notice was that the whole house was the same color. Painting the door would make a huge impact...Red would really make it pop! If you want to have some more pop, look at this picture:
image from EZ Home ExteriorsThey painted the moulding and garage white. You don't have to do white, this is just an example of some other color to the house. You could do a dark brown even. If you don't want to do the whole house, you could paint the shutters, balcony, part of the column and maybe around the garage door.
You must have a door mat:) I love that you were honest that you didn't have one yet! I love this one from Bed Bath and Beyond because of the fun rubber frame the mat goes it. It will make the mat stay put instead of moving back and forth when people clean their feet! Its only $19.99...can't beat that! They also have several different mats you can choose from to go in the rubber frame.
I think a swing would be fabulous on your porch! I found this one at porchswings.com and they have tons to choose from. This one is only $130 and has free shipping!!
Now, when you get your porch swing, a cushion would add some nice color to your home, but that might be difficult to find one to fit already made. The next best thing would be outdoor pillows!! You can find these at Pier 1 for about $20-25. If you are using pillows or cushions, make sure that it goes with whatever color you paint your door:)
|I can also visualize some rod iron work above the porch in that empty space by the peak...does that even |
make sense? You can find these anywhere: Home Depot, Lowes, etc...
I think a wreath would be fabulous on your door also:) Here is a cute Easter
Wreath from The Wreath Depot.
Also, it doesn't hurt to have tons of flowers and various flower pots by
your door and in the garden.
I hope this gives you a few ideas to mess around with! And as always,
we would love to see the finished product! Have fun!