October 6, 2014

Meanwhile, in Austin . . .


We got back from middle daughter's wedding in Austin yesterday. It was quite a weekend. I'll write more about the big event later. Before it happened the couple did a lot of exterior work to the house. She bought it around ten years ago. It is a brick ranch, built on a slab circa 1959 and still contains its original pink range. However, their focus in the past few months was outside. It had ugly mustard yellowish bricks and a flat section of cheap yellow siding by the front porch. The discussion over what color to paint was intense, but they finally settled on. . RED!
Here is one view of the front.
They got a new light.
and a new front door.
New numbers and mailbox as well.
The wood by the porch is cypress.
Her garden is incredibly vibrant and lush.
One more look.  I think it turned out beautifully. Sorry there are no before shots, but imagine dirty yellow brick, a rusty lantern type light, battered door and you can get an idea of the scale of the transformation. 

You can sign me 
Proud mother in Texas.

Till next time,


Tricia said...

Wow, it looks wonderful now! I love the red plus teal, and her front garden is gorgeous! Their place should be featured on RetroRenovation.com!

Linda said...

She did a great job. The colors are so rich and lively! Between the house colors and vegetation, coming home should be a delight each day.