Before and after front garden

cardwellaveJune 11, 2011

Purchased my house this time last year (closed May 6th 2010). I was 19 when I bought the house, I was charmed by its cottage/craftsman style and I thought it had TONS of potential. While the front garden hasn't bloomed yet, it is starting to settle in and I can't wait for July/August and everything to bloom! Please excuse the dead grass and bags/cans of sod that are behind the fence!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

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on_greenthumb

Wow - it's going to be stunning when it's mature!!! Love your fencing!!!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 11:48PM
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soxxxx

You are doing well for a 20 year old.

You will have much pleasure decorating the house and filling the yard with your ideas.

I can see that you really love it.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 12:03AM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

Very impressive that you would be purchasing a home at your age AND creating a HOME of your vision. It looks like you are working very hard to bring your vision to life. Lovely job!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 12:23AM
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ogrose_tx

Wow, love what you have done to the front! You are very wise for your age - and patriotic too!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 12:36AM
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kathi_mdgd

I also love what you have done so far,it looks lovely.Love the red door,that's what i'm hoping to do this year(red door)Love all the patriotic stuff as well.
TFS
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 12:55AM
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onederw

Brava, cardwellave, brava!
Never mind the idea of "doing well for your age." You're doing tremendous for ANY age! Much happiness in your new home, and congratulations on your very wise first steps toward making it truly your own.
I have no how much deliberation went into your idea of painting your front door red, but there is a great deal of folk wisdom behind it. Check it out!

Kay

Here is a link that might be useful: What a red door means

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 1:25AM
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cardwellave

It's a lovely red, Behr Cinnamon Cherry. Perfect red for a door.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 1:26AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Very nice what you've accomplished. Looks really good.
Cher

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 6:15AM
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roper2008 (7b)(7b)

Your first house at 19, very good. You've done a lot in
one year.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 11:07AM
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on_greenthumb

Now I might have to paint my door red too!!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 11:10AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

WOW! you have really accomplished a lot. I am so proud of you and I just met you. Good, good, good for you.

Kathy

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 6:53PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Beautiful! You have done such a great job. Keep on going with your vision and your neighbors should be thrilled to live next to you.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:34PM
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Merilia(8 PNW)

Congratulations on becoming a home owner! I'm 8 years older than you and just bought a house, too. I've got to agree--that red door looks great, and so do the stairs you put in.

The realtor's phone number in the 1st photo made me do a double take; it looked like one of those fake phone numbers they use in movies.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 7:45PM
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cardwellave

Omg those steps are the bane of my existence. Three contractors to get something close to what I wanted. First guy who gave estimates disappeared, second one removed the ramp and then built stairs with rickety rails and not at all how I wanted. Third guy came and repaired the rails and left the steps which weren't TOO bad. Although he put the side caps on the steps because the first guy chewed up the sides. They are a pain to clean with those caps and I am still struggling to paint them. Oh and they're not centered on the door. Oh well, next summer I hope to have the porch torn out and opened up to a regular porch. Contractors, ugh!!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 11:55PM
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