HOUSE MAKEOVER UPDATES




A little paint, some gutters and new lights have never taken so long......

While not totally finished I do have a few shots to show you  on how things are shaping up around here.  To start off.....I am happy to report that my gutters are working perfectly!

After they were installed last Friday I was giddy.  A short downpour a couple of mornings ago found me standing on the porch just watching those beauties catch the rain....

Then the lights got installed.....and my heart swelled as I fell in love.


This is starting to sound like a romance novel:)

These are from Barn Light Electric.  After I fell very hard....I realized they would blow my budget [I needed 4 of them!] so I started looking for something less expensive.

You need to check them out.....they have some awesome products.








BUT.....a few days later a box arrived.....and there were my lights.

My sister had ordered them for me as a thank you for helping my nephew decorate his apartment!

Just to put it out there....I love my family.  Thanks Sis:)


You can see the dark bronze gutters to the left.  Goes nicely with my paint selection....BM China White.


OK...enough with the lights.

I had this brilliant idea that I wanted something over my garage...some wood to warm it up.  #can'tletitrest
 
I did a favor for a builder friend of mine and look what he did for me!


Just 3 pieces of wood.....and it made the biggest difference!  Thanks Phil.

Of course more decisions.........he asked me what stain color I wanted and it sent me into a tailspin.  Off to the paint store.  I am still undecided.....leaning towards the one on the far left.....

About as uncertain with the shutter color.  Yeah I know....when I last left you I was "Kendall Charcoal" hands down.  That was a month ago.  

They are not painted yet.  My latest obsessions are BM Iron Mountain and Dragons Breath.  

Dragons Breath.....

So that is where we stand.  Waiting to get the weeds and bushes pulled away from the fence so I can get it painted along with the shutters.

At the rate I am going it will be September before it is all done!
#slowpoke

Aren't you glad I am not making decisions for you?  

Could we be any happier that it's Friday?

Shafrizzyhairgirl......Ah summer.






25 comments

Vel Criste said...

All great updates Sherry! Love that wood detail!

Emily A. Clark said...

Dang, my sister needs to get it in gear :) Just kidding. Love the lights, your whole house . . .I get so excited when I see a post about anything you do to your house.

Dana Frieling said...

What a sweet surprise! Will your sister adopt me? I've always wanted a sister. ;)

Barbara Matson said...

What a great sister! Loving the updates!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Love the lights! What a great sister. I am an only child so I am lightless.
The exterior of your house is really gorgeous.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's never easy being your own "client"! Have fun. As they say...."It's just Paint"!

Lekalia Interiors said...

Love the light fixture! And your foliage around your garage is so wonderful! It looks tropical!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The lights are amazing. I love them, and the wood does make a difference. Hugs, Marty

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Those lights!!! Make my heart skip a beat!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

NICE lights...my good friend gave me a set of plates for helping her. So, great to be appreciated!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Those lights are great! Lucky you. Loving all your updates.

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Your choices look fantastic...love those lights. I used the same one in a bathroom in my prior house.

Your new house color is gorgeous...and love the new wood!

Carol@CarolBeckInteriorsBlog.com said...

Is there anyone you don't make laugh? Love it all, girl.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I could read about your house all day. Everything looks great!

Anonymous said...

I vote Dragon's Breath. I used it instead of black on my interior doors and I think it is such a beautiful color!

Deborah

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry...love them...they look great!
Your so lucky you have a sister...

J. Schoenberger Design said...

Sisters fing rock! And dragons breath is a fav of mine, sometimes I think more for the name than the actual color ;-) look at all that good karma u have throw out into the world making its way back to kiss yo face xo

J. Schoenberger Design said...

Sisters fing rock! And dragons breath is a fav of mine, sometimes I think more for the name than the actual color ;-) look at all that good karma u have throw out into the world making its way back to kiss yo face xo

stephanie said...

So nice of your sister to score those lights for you. Looks great!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I was just thinking the other day, what did sherry do with her shutters and paint choices? (WWSD?) hahah, then this post.. You keep me hanging on girlfriend! Love the lights and that wood is sooooo good! Have a lovely weekend.
xoxoNancy

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

The wood is inspired! Looking great -- and those lights? Jealous. :)
xo Heidi

Deserae said...

Looking good! LOVE those lights....what a sweet sis you have too :o)
~Des

Deserae said...

Looking good! LOVE those lights....what a sweet sis you have too :o)
~Des

René said...

Your house updates look great and so you! Wish you lived in my hood. I like the stain on the left too, but everything you touch turns out perfectly!

Betty Lynne said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about our company and we're happy that you love your new lights! They look amazing!

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