Youthful Exuberance

Youthful Exuberance
I’m not one to judge a book by it’s cover, but I would have assumed that this mauve-colored home probably belonged to a sweet little elderly couple who enjoyed quiet nights watching Wheel of Fortune and taking the Jazzy out for a spin around the block once in a while.  Not the case!  It actually belongs to Better After reader Jen, her husband, and their brand new baby.  Since it was really showing its age, they decided on a dose of the home-exterior equivalent of botox: fresh paint, colorful doors and some much-needed landscaping.  Now it’s a knockout!


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  1. July 23, 2012 / 9:32 PM

    Such a huge improvement!

  2. July 23, 2012 / 9:48 PM

    But that’s what you do silly – you’re the judge ( and the jury ) on our makeovers lol!!!
    This is an incredible transformation – off to check out her blog!!!Hugs,

  3. July 23, 2012 / 9:49 PM

    She doesn’t have a blog 🙁

  4. July 24, 2012 / 12:27 AM

    Perfect example of what a little paint can do!!

  5. July 24, 2012 / 5:05 AM

    I really like the change.

  6. July 24, 2012 / 6:38 AM

    What a gorgeous transformation! I LOVE the red doors and white trim. I must say though, it always makes me a little sad to see brick painted over. This house is truly a knock out though.

  7. July 24, 2012 / 7:59 AM

    How lovely! Makes it look like a brand-new house!

  8. July 24, 2012 / 10:56 AM

    Much better – all it needed was some attention, and they did good!

  9. July 24, 2012 / 3:41 PM

    Beautiful improvement! Looks so much bigger and brighter.

  10. July 24, 2012 / 6:17 PM

    I’m so glad it wasn’t them on the Jazzy’s. I’ve never seen road rage like that old guy on Jazzy who I passed on my bike. I’ll never forget the glare under those bushy white eyebrows.

  11. July 24, 2012 / 8:15 PM

    Paint goes a LONG way! The house looks amazing! 🙂

  12. July 26, 2012 / 7:05 PM

    I have white brick on the front and side of my house, it is 50 years old and does nothing for the house. There isn’t enough wood on the front to add color. I want to paint the brick but my husband doesn’t. Might just have to do it one weekend when he goes hunting!

  13. August 18, 2012 / 9:25 PM

    I love to see home exterior makeovers, especially simple (well, no big construction involved) ones like this. Now it looks fitting for a young family.

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