A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

The Reveal

We have a big weekend coming up (more about that later) so I don’t have much time and didn’t want to wait any longer to post the (almost) final photos of the storm window paint project — even though I’m still working on that perfect shot and I still have to add a second coat of paint to the arched basement window.

First, the “before” photo:

bungalow exterior

And, without further ado, our new, improved look:

bungalow exterior updated

Sigh. I feel much better already. Have a great weekend!


  1. Sharon on September 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    That does look better, at least to me. Nice job.

    • denise on September 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks Sharon. I think it’s a huge improvement. Now I’m thinking about the gutters or soffit…

  2. Devon @ Green House, Good Life on September 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Not gonna lie…I wasn’t sold on the ochre color, but seeing it on the house, it looks great and also ties in with the front door.

    • denise on September 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Devon! I still would have loved to do the green, but I think this was the right decision (although I’m STILL getting used to it — it’s such a huge change, but a welcome one!).

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