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Old 07-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #16
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Hi Larrylwill,

The link does not take me to the pictures.

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:17 PM   #17
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Strange, I just clicked it and it does. I'm using Firefox. Here is the direct link.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #18
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Hi Larrylwill,

Yes it takes me to the sign-in page. Your cookies sign you in. Not us.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #19
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Ah sorry I'm not so smart. I didn't want to bore everyone else. But here are some picts.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:30 PM   #20
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Hi Larrylwill,

Red sky at night sailors delight.

With that veiw the porch is what counts.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:56 PM   #21
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With a view like that who in their right mind would give the bricks more than one sec of a look? :}:}:}:}
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:54 AM   #22
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When I get to the outside I will try to remove the paint, if its too hard I will two tone it by making the bottom 1/3 a different color than the top and divide it with a board or some feature. I would also like to add some dormers on the top and a front porch portico to break up the ranch look and let some light into the 32 x 20ft living room. It gets no light from the front of the house only through the foyer and front door and the back picture windows which face NW and look through a 32 x 16ft porch which is now glassed in. I plan on removing it and it putting it on the bed room so the LR has an unobstructed view over the river.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #23
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Wow, I agree with a post above. With that view why even look at the house? The front is actually a nice looking brick. Don't paint it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #24
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My brick is already painted white, Its the post originators that is not.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:52 PM   #25
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Okay guys, here is my before and after! I appreciate the advice. I know I was pretty broad with my ideas... but this is close to what I had in mind. If you can think of anything else (plants, etc)... let me know. I did this completely by myself. It was a lot of hard work (tile work on the stairs took the most time)... I used slate from a backyard patio to do the walkway. I spent about $250 for slate tiles and materials. I transplanted the maple tree from our back yard (just did it, waited for cooler weather)... probably spent around 200 for plants.

So this transformation cost me about $500!

The pinestraw around the tree and plants is going to add a lot I think... not quite done!

I would help anyone around Atlanta do this for a fourth of the price you would pay a contractor. I'm in college!

I also ruled out painting, thank god. That house overlooking the river is amazing. I'll trade my house for that one!
Thanks for the advice and let me know what you think!

Carson




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