Sunday, September 26, 2010

Around the block

We have been in our house for 6 months!
In that time we have managed to murder all of the grass in our front yard. Along with every bush in the back yard. Our neighborhood is mostly ranches and splits built in the 60's. I love the neighborhood because of all the character. Only problem is a lot of the houses need updating. We bought our house from a woman in her 90's who decided to paint the whole house butter cream yellow with matching carpet. Before we bought our house we knew we wanted to paint the brick. This weekend we took a walk and I took pictures of some of my favorites to get some ideas.

Then there is our house...just waiting to be painted. One big problem. If you notice we happen to have the only tan roof ever made. Seriously, I have never seen one. I think Dot(the 90 year old former owner) not only loved butter cream carpet but ugly roofs. We have discussed painting it or putting shingles over the old shingles but it is coming down to a new roof. We are not in the situation to get a new roof just because it is ugly. We are still going to go ahead with painting the house but I am nervous about finding something that looks good with the roof.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. we have gone back and forth about painting our brick as well...i think it would add a little modern to our lives. love the dresser!