Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chateau Gahan Facelift

With Harleigh's graduation coming up and lots of folks expected at our humble abode, I bit the bullet and worked a bit of magic to take our house from a dated 70's cedar look to an English cottage feel. With a new dressing of gray paint, off-white trim, the addition of shutters, and a rusty-red door the place looks so much better. And this past weekend I did a bunch of planting . . . an evergreen clematis climbing up the basketball hoop, two peony bushes, a colorful mix of annuals and perennials, hydrangea. It all makes me very happy. (And the back yard is all planted too!)

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AFTER:


14 comments:

Molly Hargather said...

love love love it! now would you come plant in my yard? pleaaase??

GardenofDaisies said...

Isn't it amazing how a bit of paint and some plants can change the way things look? I love the gray and the shutters! And nothing says welcome more than a beautiful garden leading to the door!

Rachel said...

Très bien, Dawn. It looks lovely!

Lisa said...

Holy Smokes. That looks beautiful.

Christine said...

I'm a front door person.
Yours is fabulous!
Do you have blisters?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love the new color with the shutters. It is looking beautiful! Jackie

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow Dawn, the transformation is amazing. Love the color of the door, very inviting. You should be very proud of your beautiful home :)

Honey said...

Oh I love it!!! I remember when you showed us last year your paint colors. It looks fantastic!! The flowers are beautiful and I really adore your bike. :) I think you got yourself a pretty cottage!!

Claudia said...

I love what you did with the house, Dawn. What a difference the new paint color and the shutters make! Chateau Gahan will look lovely for all the graduation festivities.

xo
Claudia

Kb_Mal said...

Dawn!! It looks great!

Gretchen said...

Your house looks great! It looks so much different with the new paint colors and I love all the plantings you've added.

Let the festivities begin.

Gretchen

mom/ninny said...

Having seen the house and the gardens in person on a recent visit, I can vouch for the fact that the changes are dramatic, beautiful and have achieved the "look" you wanted!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Looks great!

Lisa xo

devon thérèse said...

the house looks FABULOUS! (said the way Real Housewives of NJ Teresa's kids say it)

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