Curb Appealing

Curb Appealing
Whether you live in the ‘burbs, on a farm, or in a 70 year-old townhouse, what matters most is that the outside of your home reflects the people living inside.  Not that I practice what I preach, because if you judged us by our home’s exterior appearance, you would think that we are a family obsessed with baby poop. (We aren’t. Just so you know).
I would love to repaint my poo-colored home, but it’s 100% stucco, and that sounds like waaaaaaay too much work.  However, that didn’t stop Jen here from repainting her minty green stucco, and the results are fabulous.  I was all inspired to finally paint my house too, until she revealed that it took her five whole months to complete!  That’s dedication.  I would have given up two weeks in and just moved.

Kammy at Kammy’s Korner had a nice little farmhouse, but for too long had been directing people to the side door. The front porch was an area of shame and embarrassment.  People!  Don’t let this happen to you! (Not that I’m speaking from experience, I have a Front Porch Of Shame too.)  She finally decided she’d had enough and unleashed her crafty fury, painting, accessorizing and cutifying until she had a front porch to be proud of. 

And finally, there was no question that Erin’s 1942 townhouse was going to need a lot of work done when she moved in.  Here’s a question though: why was there a scraggly little patch of corn growing in the front yard? Was this some sort of landscaping trend I missed?  What’s next, tomatoes in planters?!  Ha ha!  Oh, wait.
So Erin shucked the corn and chucked the rest of the frightful facade in favor of a crisp gray paint job and a welcoming yellow door. Much more to see on her blog  110 + 2.

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  1. August 10, 2012 / 9:17 PM

    LOVE them all!! OUr house is also the color of poop. As were all of our interior doors. We just painted them black! 🙂 Now to work on the oustide….. ugghhh

  2. August 10, 2012 / 9:23 PM

    These are fantastic!!! Great job ladies!! I love the vision and guts. They all turned out amazing!!

  3. August 11, 2012 / 12:19 AM

    Thanks for including me, Lindsey! Btw, neighborhood lore has it that the previous residents actually harvested that corn and sold tamales off the front porch. But I can’t confirm…
    And I’m in awe of Jenifer’s dedication to complete a 5 month paint job. Wow. And with beautiful results!

  4. August 11, 2012 / 12:27 AM

    Yes it certainly would take some determination to finish a 5 month job! If I had a mint green stripe on my house though, I think I’d have pulled it off too.

  5. August 11, 2012 / 1:35 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing our home Lindsey! Let me just say, if I was still a young 20-something chick it likely wouldn’t have taken so long, but painting stucco in Florida heat wears you out when you’re 42 LOL Everyone who walked through our neighborhood during the painting process stopped to applaud the death of the hideous green — that helped keep me motivated {that & once you start, you really can’t stop!}

    Thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments…I’m Jen & I survived painting stucco LOL

  6. August 11, 2012 / 3:42 AM

    I LOOOOOOOVE that farmhouse!!

  7. August 11, 2012 / 3:02 PM

    Thanks, Lindsey, for the the sweet feature! Love the other makeovers too – the corn in the front yard had me laughing!! 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    August 11, 2012 / 4:37 PM

    Kammy’s job just BLEW my mind! What a difference! That should be on the front cover of, look at me im a super cute cottage house 🙂 The other home makeovers were great too!

    -alma delia

  9. August 11, 2012 / 5:20 PM

    people should be growing gardens, not lawns! Put the corn back!

  10. August 12, 2012 / 3:43 AM

    OMG I’m dying over the colors she used on that farmhouse. So gorgeous!!!

  11. August 12, 2012 / 8:29 PM

    Wow… love exterior B&A’s! Well, all B&A’s actually. Amazing difference on all of them, but who in their right mind did the mint strip in the first place? 😀

  12. August 13, 2012 / 3:29 AM

    Im in the middle of adding curb appeal to my home, the rendering is done now for some painting and landscaping (once my latest painting blisters heal!). It’s amazing what a difference some fresh paint can make. Love that first home really fresh and welcoming 🙂

  13. August 13, 2012 / 4:51 PM

    LOVE these!!! What great transformations!!

  14. Mary
    January 28, 2015 / 4:44 PM

    I LOVE the colors that Jen used on their Florida stucco home! I too have a mint green home in FL but it isn’t only on the trim:)
    Do you know the colors she used? I would love to use those colors.
    Thank you!

  15. Sara
    May 18, 2015 / 1:22 PM

    These B&A’s are great. Do you know what colors were used on the Florida stucco home in the first pictures? Thank you!

  16. joy brown
    October 26, 2015 / 7:18 PM

    Can you tell me what the poo color is, it looks like there is three colors
    on the house, I think it looks very nice.

    joy b

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