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tidying up the front

It all started with wanting a “cute” house number sign. And ended with a total front of the house redecoration.

I used the same idea as the name signs I made for Christmas but bought
numbers at the hardware store to attach instead of paper letters.

We’ve chosen to go slow in updating and remodeling our home. Partly because of time and money hindrances but also because we want to make sure we know what we really want.

Here’s what the front looked like when we moved it. See those beautiful Esperanza “bushes” that are 10 feet tall. Now, imagine them about 5 feet in diameter by mid summer. I love Esperanzas and have wanted them for a really long time, but it was hard to walk around them.

Here’s what it looks like today. The Esperanzas were relocated to our side fence. I dug up the lilies that were already in that bed, divided them and replanted them. I also moved a small hibiscus from the side of the house to  keep the hibiscus in this bed company. They should fill in nicely but not cover the walkway. I painted the iron trellises. They really need to be replaced but spray paint is fine for now. Speaking of spray paint, the rocking chair was spray painted this past summer.

I actually made 2 signs, one for the front porch and one for the garage. These decoupaged signs are so easy to make and I’ve had several positive comments on them from people who stop by. I think I might be addicted.

How are you sprucing up around the house?

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Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

Saturday 23rd of February 2013

Love these house numbers that you did! Thanks for sharing at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

Hope to see you link up again this week!

Betsy Pool

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

The signs look very cute!! Don't you love how one project leads to another? The front of your house looks really good now. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

Friday 15th of February 2013

Love this sign idea! Saw your link over at Skip To My Lou's link party and had to come and check it out :)

I'd love for you to link up at my weekend link party going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

Hope to see you there!

Tanya Runkle

Wednesday 13th of February 2013

I like the idea of framing the numbers, so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week :)

xo, Tanya twelveOeight

Diana - FreeStyleMama

Monday 11th of February 2013

Love it!


Wednesday 13th of February 2013