So exited to show you the reveal of our new white cedar impression siding! Finally a FULL exterior shot! We still have a few things to do around the back and a new fence, I will share later. We LOVE how it all turned out. And really love the cedar impressions. They look like real painted cedar! Very happy every time we drive up to our home. It feels like us. If you missed it I shared all the details on the cedar impressions along with pricing on THIS blog post.
Let’s first look at the BEFORE (what it looked like when we moved in)-
We opted for no shutters. This was something we went back and forth on! And if you saw in my Instagram Stories I think I said the word “shutters” one hundred million times. I analyzed different homes that had no shutters and home with shutters. (A lot of photos that I analyzed HERE). Majority of the votes were FOR shutters, 8,426 people to be exact! With 1,874 people saying NO shutters. Most thought we needed it because the front of our house is architecturally simple. 8,464 people might not like this change! OR maybe I will change their minds that the no-shutter look works for our little cape! And who knows, we could end up adding them eventually. It is good to step back and take a different approach sometimes.
One reason we went with no shutters is because the shutters we had felt a little cheesy with our new siding. I love real wood shutters that would actually cover the window if needs be, more of a historical look. With the large window on the front there isn’t enough room for that. Another reason we went with no shutters is so we can change the front door color to whatever color we want! Like say pink! (I shared the paint color and our paint tips for painting a front door HERE). And before with the shutters that the front of the house was basically shutters. AND we have A LOT going on without the shutters!
Below is what it looked like in the midst of installing the new cedar impressions (and shutters)-
I also like how the painted pink door breaks up the painted cement steps-
The plants in our window boxes are called Dwarf Alberta. We have had them here for about two years and all through winter, look better every year!
Some of you asked about this hanging planter on my last post. I found a really similar one HERE on sale!
Honestly the other night I pulled up to our little cape and got teary eyed. Just so thankful for this home and the changes we have been able to make that fit our personalities. God has given us this home to raise our family in right now. Most importantly it is a safe place. A happy place. A place that “daddy can help mommy make our home nice” according to Ella in her nightly prayers. None of this is lost on me. And so thankful for you for supporting my blog and being excited to see the changes. Just makes me joyful. Thank you.
PS- update! We changed the roof! See it HERE
Read the post on how we painted our front door and color HERE
How we painted the steps HERE
Changing the walk-up to the pebbles and the iron to wood HERE
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