Colorful Cottage Makeover
Donald and Lashonda Williams love their house, but the look is not quite right.
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There's no landscaping and the house has a mundane paint color. With some new paint, attractive shutters, some salvage yard finds and a little planting, this cottage house can discover its curb appeal. Meghan Adkins plans to give the Williams' house a cottage feel and incorporate a lot of the family's vivacious attitude into the project.
Here's how they accomplish it:
- Replace the awning over the front window with some cottage-style shutters
- Build new, more aesthetically pleasing railings to replace the existing pipe
- Install and stain a salvage yard door and a phantom screen door
- Replace the old lights on the porch and in the front yard with new, sleek lights
- Paint over the blue and white with beige, moss green and white
- Plant lavender and rosemary, along with some annuals in the new window boxes and a garden box along the front of the house
- Replace an old, cracked driveway with a brand new one
- Finishing touches: faux stained glass for the porch, a new mailbox and some new house numbers
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