I just introduced myself in the introduction forum. Before I post our current mess I though I would show you all some previous projects that were done by us. By us I mean mainly my husband.
We moved to California from Texas in 2009 because of my husbands job (we are back in Texas now). I didn't want to go and was excited to leave when we got the chance only two years later. We lost a lot of money on this house but sold it in only two weeks. Considering what other people are going through with their homes I can't complain.
The house was built in 1948 and was not only remodeled but a second floor was added on around 2001. They did a fairly nice job (if you ignore a slanted floor in several rooms and stupid layout in the master bedroom/bathroom) only they left one bathroom (main bathroom on the first floor) that needed remodeling badly. First I will show you a few pictures to show you the house.
First thing we did was paint the outside of the house.
I don't have a picture of the whole house before but here is a picture where you can see the color.
After (painted the whole house, including the white part, new shutters, new house numbers, new mailbox and doorbell. Also recovered awnings that you can't see in the pictures (they are on the side of the house and around back).
Moved the mailbox from another location (new mailbox), new doorbell and new house numbers make a big difference I feel.
There were two front doors. The one farther away in this picture goes to the study (originally the master bedroom) and had an ugly mailbox at that door.
Previous ugly house numbers that lit up at night. Original color of the house. Look how dirty is was.
Did love the weather (We lived in Fullerton. My husband worked in El Segundo...sucky drive.)
My favorite part of the house was the front porch.
Also bought larger shutters and had them painted black. The orginal shutters were falling apart and were hunter green (I really don't like that color). On two side windows and back kitchen windows had awnings (also hunter green), we had them recovered in black. Two of the awnings go over the two windows on the left side of the house. They weren't back yet when I took these pictures.
Cute little shed in the back yard. They had it originally painted a different color than the house and it kind of clashed. We had this painted too.