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Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's your lucky day - bye bye bushes

The Lucky House was vacant about a year before we moved in, and the exterior was just as sorely neglected as the interior. The bushes lining the driveway were dying and unkempt and neither Kev nor I wanted to keep them.

Seth came over Friday night and he and Kev made quick work of cutting out the bulk of the bushes so we can assess the area and decide what to do in the future. For now, we just wanted to get the bushes out so they don't keep growing over our sidewalk and driveway.

Even with the stumps still in place and the mess still scattered, the front of the house feels and looks so much more open now. I love the look and can't wait to move forward with something else in those terraced planters. I'm not sure if I want the headache of flowers or if we'll choose some simple green ground cover instead.

Also on my list is to paint the front door. And we want to add shutters and eventually paint the exterior because it really needs some love. But I'm getting ahead of myself. There's a whole lot to do on the inside of the house before we get serious about the outside.


  1. I've been wondering what the outside looks like.

  2. me too (: can i ilet you get ahead of yourself and ask what paint colors you are thinking of? what a cute yard. nice job getting rid of shrubs. i hate those bushes and the spiders that dwell in them.

  3. It's hard to show pictures of the front b/c it's not very pretty ;)

    As for exterior colors, we're thinking refresh the brown, leave the brick as is, and paint the door a dark blue. I want something that brings a subtle contrast so the garage door can be the same color without being like, WHOA. Y'know?

    And I'm just relieved we didn't find rats living in those bushes.

  4. Yay for getting projects done!! :)

  5. I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.


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