Jungle Yard House – Part Two
Ok! Let’s breakdown the front of my Jungle Yard House and see what needed to be done.
I pulled the shutters and porch light down to tackle them while the house was being painted and landscaped.
A quick internet search and I found there were too many shutter tutorials and options. You basically just need to assess your personal shutter situation and wing it. I had some random wood laying around so my son and I quickly got to work. (Yes, you should wear safety glasses when operating a saw) My son is diligently painting away in the background. I was so proud to have a son that was so helpful…and fifteen minutes later he was gone! lol! I finished the painting as well.
Your measurements are totally dependent on your windows. There isn’t any advice I can give you on that, but I would highly recommend using a paint stick to add the space between the boards. It gives the right amount of space to add a subtle gap.
Here is some progress. New door is in. New front porch is on. Paint and gutters are done.
On to the porch light. It’s not rocket science to spray paint a light, but I am including it because you can see what a little time can do for an otherwise disgusting light fixture. Now that it’s black it really fits the house.
And finally…the piece de resistance…
I found this little guy buried under overgrowth in the backyard. A little gold paint and now he proudly sits in the front! Can you spot him?
I totally love the before and after. The paint is perfect. The black house numbers and porch light compliment the place. And of course…the golden pelican is proudly sitting in the landscaping.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the first post in this series click here.
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