Wednesday, February 14, 2007

a little do it yourself




in reality, the budget was $10,000 to do whatever we could to transform our rust and mushroom coloured palace. we painted, constructed pergolas for wisteria over my side of the garage and over the entire kitchen portion of the deck, built the multi level deck that wrapped around two sides of the house, built big stairs to deal with the goat hill up to the kitchen door, built the pea gravel beach off the kitchen deck, built big modern planters and lattice for the lovely garage entrance and landscaped a little around the new steps and path. this house had no front as it was situated to take in the view so when you approached the house you arrived at the garage. my favorite (not). but we could not pass up the view or the privacy even though the view was to the north and we sat on top of a big hill and the wind would blow so hard the big windows would hum and bow in. but in a snowstorm it was a wonderland with up close views of the bears, and the moose, and the pheasant, and the turkeys, and the deer, and the fox and our really big waddle-y porcupine who we think lives behind the barn. worth it.



6 comments:

ULLA said...

Fabulous re-do! Its amazing what a change in color can do. When we bought our house, it was yellow with brown trim, I hated it. We re-did it in a light green with lavender trim (still not my fav. but it sure changed the look!) Did you do the landscaping yourselves? Its very professional looking, and doggie looks very happy there...!

kim. said...

OHMIGOD I'm in awe. What a transformation! It's beautiful. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new colour scheme.

Amy said...

thanks! and ulla, i do believe yellow and brown trumps rust and mushroom. we did the landscaping ourselves. it was alot of work!! and yes, piglet the bead eater loved it there. he's always in the photos because he has to get up and move every time i move. sweet dog.

casapinka said...

Amy, you never cease to amaze. This transformation is spectacular and the landscaping, as Ulla said, is very professional looking. Now, for inside photos...

** Terramia ** said...

Looks beautiful! What an achievement... I would love to pay a visit and admire all your animal companions! (:

Your are truly blessed to live somewhere so heavenly...

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it. Would you put in bigger pictures of the post-redo so that I can see it in all its glory?

Terry