24th Oct2013


Our Home Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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Well, if you’ve been reading this blog, you may know that we have been working on improving our home for the past year.  I recently shared our floors before and our floors cement after.  I also shared our brick mantel makeover and our patio makeover. Today, I wanted to share another home makeover, the exterior paint and balcony.

Note: I’m realizing that as I write this post, the before pictures were taken on a beautiful spring day, while the after pictures were taken a few days ago on a gloomy October day… oooops!

Anyway, this was our balcony before.  It was rotting and I wasn’t too fond of the style.  The three large beams below served a decorative purpose only and were beginning to warp.

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Our friends at Diamond Custom Finishes took it down and remodeled it.

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Here is the after.

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We also decided to paint the garage a darker gray to match the house.  Here is the garage before.

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Here is the garage after.

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With the help of some Facebook Friends, we decided to paint the house gray with black trim.  We also painted the front door black.  It now has a more updated modern feel to it.  We are so happy with the results.

Here is the house before.

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Here is the house after!

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Oh! By the way! You know that mantel we re-did?  We FINALLY got the hearth.  Here is my hubby installing the insulation.

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Here is the before mantel.

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Here is the after!

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Thank you for letting me share our improvements!  I hope you approve!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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