Monday, June 24, 2013

Curb Appeal at Little Brother’s House

How was your weekend?  Ours was good. If waking up sore on Monday is good.  I’m not sure if I’m more sore from physical labor or sleeping with a bed hogging dog.  Something about dogs don’t sleep at the end of the bed. That’s for animals.

We headed North to help my little brother do some work on his house. (We had previously helped him here and here.)

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Baby brother wanted some help with the exterior of his house.  Something about dudes don’t like purple houses.  Or flood lights as exterior lights.  Or decks that look sad.  Or houses that lack landscaping.  Please note Ike in the window above. He quite enjoyed his time at his uncle’s house. How could he not?  Uncle bought him a new toy and bandana.  Spoiled much?

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Brother had previously put down some black mulch and installed black shutters.  Otherwise the exterior of the house hadn’t been touched in a long while.

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Brother cleaned the front deck.  My mom, brother and I scraped and painted the purple trim.  I’m pretty sure the previous owner used interior paint.  Awesome. Tasks to add to my “I hate this” list: scraping paint and painting decks.

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Nate installed landscape edging.  It also decided to actually be Summer in Iowa this weekend as well.  We missed the 90+ degrees with 7000% humidity.  That’s not a typo.  That’s how humid it gets in Iowa in Summer.  You think I’m joking. 

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Brother bought some bushes and more mulch.  Magically the house looked like a grown-up lived there.

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I told him that I bet the neighbors thought someone new bought the house.  And then he sucker punched me.  I threatened to never come back.  And then he bought me Perkins.  My work here is done.

How was your weekend? Any curb appeal projects?  Who thinks my brother has the best sister and brother-in-law ever?  Don’t worry.  We remind him often.

31 comments:

  1. i was kind of loving the purple, but oh well. ;)

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  2. The house looks much better. I won't miss the purple.

    Our summer weekends are black holes of family parties and activities away from home... relegating our DIYing and blogging to the dreaded mid-week time slot. No fun.

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  3. I LOVE the black - what a vast improvement !!!
    Great job!
    XOX

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  4. You are an awesome sister and he is an awesome uncle for spoiling Ike. Love the curb appeal makeover!

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  5. wow, I never thought I would love black on a house!! what a change in a weekend! (and the humidity thing was AWESOME)

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  6. Wow, it looks great! Brother definitely owes you mammoth muffins for the rest of time. I need to do some weeding to increase our curb appeal. The front bed has kind of become a tree farm of teeeeeeeeny tiny trees. Whoopsies

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  7. It looks great! Much more manly ;) haha

    I wish my sisters would come help me do house stuff. Maybe I should talk to my parents about adopting you as a 5th daughter?

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  8. The black looks great! Interior paint outside? Previous owner fail. I hear you on the humidity. I thought I was going to die multiple times this week while attempting to walk up steep hills in the 80% humidity and 90 degree heat.

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  9. It looks so much better! Lucky brother!

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  10. Huge improvement! I'm always amazing at what a big different such little steps make (although I am sure they did not feel like little changes when you were doing them in 7000% humidity--don't worry, I 7000% believe you on that number, I remember it well).

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  11. Huge difference! Congratulations to your brother on winning the sister lottery.

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  12. What an awesome update! You're a good sister for scarping paint in 7000% humidity. We helped friends move in about the same level of humidity, although the heat was a bit lower over here. That being said, I'm 100% sure that once you reach your late 20s / early 30s you're supposed to pay other people to help you move, not bribe your friends...

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  13. Awww it looks so great! It's amazing what a few little touch ups can do. I love how Ike is always creepin in the background of your photos. So adorable!

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  14. what a difference just changing that purple made! looks great!

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  15. Oh nice, I like how the landscaping stones curve around the side of the house. Definitely need to get on that with my side yard!

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  16. Wow. A little TLC goes a long way. Lucky Bro!

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  17. Definitely the best sister and brother-in-law ever!

    Can you come be my sister? You can come to the East Coast, I'll take you to the beach and buy you dinner if you help us do yard work.

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  18. You ARE a good sister for scraping paint in 7000% humidity! It was gross here this weekend, as well, and the grossness continues today.

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  19. Wow that looks NIGHT AND DAY! What a cute little house. Good job!

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  20. Love this transformation. What a difference. Love the contrast!!

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  21. Can you be my sister? His house looks so much better. That purple had to go. I love the gray you used on the porch too.

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  22. Oh the black is way more manly than the purple. who would think to put purple on that house. ick.

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  23. Oh I love the black touches! And the landscaping makes things cheery! Nice job!

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  24. You are such a nice sister!
    The black looks so much better!

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  25. Bahahaha at "My work here is done."

    This really does look nice. The paint around the door looks so much better and really draws attention to the neat detail. This is a super cute house.

    I've gone ahead and taken the liberty of signing your brother up for e-Harmony with pictures of the house and him on your blog. I just put your email on there for contact so you can filter the respondents.

    And, you're welcome.

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  26. This really does look awesome. The colour around the entrance looks so much better and really attracts interest to the awesome details. This is a extremely lovely home.

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