New Siding. Garden Flowers. Beverly Hillbillies

Hello Sweet Friends.  Happy New Week.

The siding is done.  Yay!!! It took a week with all the findings to fix underneath the layers of siding.  It amazes me how many issues can be hidden out of sight on an old house.  Now our 1949 built home is brand new.  New driveway, new garage and windows last fall, new roof and siding this week.  Gutters today.  We should be all set now with this old house.
The old siding was aluminum and pitted from years of hail damage.  The color was more of a darker sage green.  You can also see the old roof and how ugly that color was on the roof.


This is the new siding.  It is more of a gray green.  Hard to get a great pic of the color but it is much prettier and I like the thinner siding.  This is the siding they used on the garage so now they match.  The roof is brand new and a milder color from the old roof.
Ok!  if you look to the right of the pic you will see all the old siding and crap from them working on the house.  Pretty right?!  NOT!!!
This is the pile of rubble they left.  Apparently there is a dispute between the contractor company and the dumpster people.   Terry had a discussion with our contractor and he told him it has to go.  Dispute or no dispute you have to get this off our driveway.  Today they are suppose to come and remove it.  Looks like the Beverly Hillbillies live here.  Not sure Jed would even like this pile sitting on his driveway!


My climbers are wrapping around the post and angel.
There were vents to the crawl space hidden under layers of siding so we had them restore them and this will keep the crawl space from being musty.


Look how high my climbers on the arch have gotten.  I am so excited about these climbers.

Most of the climbing roses are yellow but every so often a peach color rose will open up as you see with these two.  Weird how they are all one plant but every so often one opens in a pale pink.
My knock out roses are doing their thing and well... knocking out roses.  Everyday I see tons more opening up.  They are intertwining nicely through the fence.  Talk about maintenance free!!! I just deadhead them when the petals are done and more then pop up.  They will do this into the fall until we get our first frost.


They are almost a hot pink color.


My birdbath area I made this year where we took out the dead tree is filling in nicely.


Terry found out there was enough siding and trim left from the house so he decide to cover his new shed to match the house and garage.  This is what it looked like before.


Now the shed matches the house and garage.  He still wants to touch up the trim paint but I think he did a great job with the leftover siding.

Wishing all of you a beautiful summer week ahead.


38 comments

  1. You made it through! KRIS! Everything looks sparkling clean and pretty! I do like the more narrow siding and the color of the siding as well goes so nicely with the white trim. Your rose climber, hasn't this been a great year for roses? How fun that all we have to do is deadhead them, then more come up. My climber is also doing so well. Bravo and congratulations on a practically new house!

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  2. It Looks AMAZING!!! I love it

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  3. Hi Kris! Gosh - that is a huge pile of stuff on your drive, awaiting collection. Another huge job completed. It all looks very beautiful now, you both must be so pleased. As for your flowers, they all look amazing and those roses certainly love where they are planted. Terry has done another wonderful job, on his shed. He is such a wonderful handyman. Hugs, Gilly x

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  4. Kris the house looks beautiful, love the siding and roof.

    Terry is amazing he's shed looks great too, it's a minnie me, ha.

    Your roses look gorgeous too. I can't believe how big they have gotten. It's great they're going through the fence as you planned.

    Enjoy the beauty!

    Cindy

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  5. Wow, that's terrible that the junk didn't get hauled away immediately after they finished the job. It all looks so good! I'm so jealous, I've been wanting to replace the siding and gutters in our 1969 house for years. Such a big difference, inside and out, since you moved in. You two sure know how to transform a home!

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  6. Your house looks so charming. I love the new siding and roof.

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  7. Everything looks so good Kris. Dang girl, you are one hard working gal for sure and so is that man of yours. Looking great. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. It looks great Kris...except the pile of trash, ugh! How annoying! Terry did a wonderful job with his shed! How nice to have all new siding and all the buildings match. It all looks wonderful! Love your pretty roses. I wonder if I can get the deer to leave roses alone. I'd live to have some knock out ones. It's fascinating that your climber will throw out a peachy blossom occasionally. I can't wait for the day we add on the carport - Bruce intends to tie it into the roof so we will get a new roof then and hopefully rebuild the back porch roof too so it is higher. Old houses are "fun". Lol. Have a good week!
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  9. The siding, the flowers, the whole package is just charming!! -Jenn

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  10. The house looks great Kris. I love the job that Terry did on his shed with the leftover siding. Good luck with the removal of leftover junk and the gutters. The flowers look beautiful. Have a nice day Kris.

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  11. Your new roof and siding looks amazing....love the colors!!!! I hope they pick up the huge pile of trash today like they are supposed to. Your flowers are so beautiful....
    ~Des

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  12. Terry does a good job with everything he does. I love those peachy colored roses. I think before they come get the stuff off the driveway I might grab that chippy chair and the white shutters to use in some kind of future project.
    Brenda

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  13. I think your house looked beautiful before AND after! We desperately need new siding, too. Ours is the original of the house (32 years old). But it's so expensive and we can only do one project per year. It probably sounds awful, but I always hope that we have a hail storm so that it damages the siding, so that insurance will pay to re-do it!

    Your flowers are amazing!

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  14. Kris it looks amazing. The house was already cute, but with Terry's magic touch and your styling, it is perfect.

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  15. It's all wonderful and I'm so glad you made it thru all the mess and hubbub without running away! Love the new siding and roof and how your hubby was able to do an update on his building. I need to pay more attention to my knockout roses. They are at the side of the house that I rarely get to so I need to spend some time deadheading spent blooms. Your street is so lovely, I'm sure everyone loves all the work you all have done! Happy Week, Kris!

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  16. The house is so, so cute. I really enjoy your emails and blog.

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  17. Kris, your cottage is the cutest thing ever!!

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  18. You've done an amazing job with your house - it's just gorgeous inside and out!

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  19. It is such a charming cottage. I love the improvements.
    Also, you certainly have a green thumb as your flowers are amazing!

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  20. Love the peach colored roses! The shed now looks better!

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  21. It's beautiful, Kris! That's amazing to have gotten so much done in such a short time of living there. I know your neighbors must be so happy to have you and Terry living in the neighborhood. It looks like Terry did a great job of installing the leftover siding on his shed. Your roses! Already this pretty so can you imagine what that arch will look like in a few years?

    I have to ask about the meaning of the unique flag on the shed because I'm sure that there is one?

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  22. Kris,
    I hope all is settled regarding the waste management.
    Your home looks wonderful. You are doing so well with roses. I have not had luck with roses, but you have inspired me to try. I have three roses in a new garden that I am building.

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  23. I bet it's such a RELIEF to have it all done! Everything looks amazing and wonderful, new and clean and sweet.. the matching shed is adorable too.. Terry worked his magic again as usual! I love your white arbor and climbing roses making their way to the top. Now you can relax right? NOT.. I doubt it! Love your little birdbath area too.. is coming along nicely. It's fun to make little vignettes in our yards. Hugs.. Marilyn

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  24. Oh, Kris, beautiful!! I love the new color and all your flowers are just gorgeous. Tell Terry, that Jerry was reading along with me and he said that Terry does really good work. That is high praise, my friend..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  25. WoooHooo! Your house is now new, lol. Love your roses, too. Mine have stopped, I've been afraid to fertilize anything in this heat. Maybe soon! Have a great week! Sandi

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  26. Hi Kris! Everything turned out beautifully - great idea to side the shed, too! Your flowers are amazing. You definitely have a green thumb. It looks like a magazine now. Jane

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  27. Kris, Your house is beautiful. I love how everything looks, even Terry's shed. Your flowers are just amazing. I know the neighbors are thrilled you live there. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Wow it looks so good! I like the color you chose and the roof too! That was nice that Terry coils side the shed too! How awful that you got caught in a dispute between the contractor and the waste pick-up! I hope they removed it all!

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  29. Beautiful, as always. You must be so happy it's all done! I hope they picked up the garbage today and you are all done with the mess. Now you can just get back to your flowers and your darling, darling cottage! xo

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  30. Hi Kris, everything is looking great! I really like the colors better too. I noticed right away how much the flowers in front of the fence had grown. I'm so glad your beautiful flowers around the house didn't get destroyed. It is all so beautiful - it looks like a home and street from a children's book. It reminds me of the readers we had in the 3rd grade (the good olden times) with those beautiful illustrations. I'm glad it's over now and you and Buddy can enjoy your surroundings in peace and quiet. Terry did a great job on the shed too!
    Hugs,
    Cil

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  31. Your house looks fabulous with her new "clothes"! Hope your trash from the work has been cleaned up. Terry's he-shed looks great too with a "skin". Buddy can relax now that all the noisy people have gone away. xoxo

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  32. This looks fantastic. Terry did a great job on the shed. I love the color of the new siding. Your flowers always look amazing.

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  33. Kris, I LOVE your house, garage, landscape AND Terry's shed! Really incredible amount of work completed for one year's time! And you get to live in it!

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  34. Omigosh Kris, I didn't think your cottage could look any cuter than it already did but it looks fantastic now! Beautiful choice of colors and your flowers are so pretty. All this and heaven too! xoxoxxo

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  35. You and Terry are quite the team! I'm in awe of all of the improvements you've made since you purchased it. You always nail every decision - the house looks absolutely amazing! The neighborhood looks lovely (judging by the pics of the houses across the street), but yours stands out with it's gorgeous flowers, and finishing touches that are your trademark! Enjoy it all!

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  36. I'll bet your neighbors are so glad you moved in! Your house looks magazine perfect. I so happy for you - and jealous.

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  37. Your house is so cute. I love your siding! I got a peek across the street, and your neighborhood looks pretty, too.

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