Before and After—or Hello Gorgeous!

Before and After garage door


Before and After garage door

The garage door before—plain and boring.

W What a difference a year makes! My extremely talented architect just emailed me these before photos as a reminder. I admit it—sometimes I forget to take the all important before photos. But I am really good about during and after photos! I can hardly believe this is the same house we purchased. Keven Hawkins can truly turn crappy into happy!

The new garage doors add a little charm to the front of the house. My favorite feature is the new entry garden that welcomes you to the front door and makes the front drive a little more fresh, flirty and fun.

Thank you to all of the wonderful neighbors and friends who have given us so much support and encouragement during this project. The visits, emails, texts and tours have been a gift during all of the mess. We look forward to a huge house warming party to thank you all for your support—more info about that soon. FYI—the dumpster is still here for a couple more days! xoxoxoxoxo

entry garden stone wall

Garage doors after—new roof line and double the doors.



entry garden boxwoods and ferns

Entry garden after—What a difference a few plants can make.


before and after

Back deck before—nice but boring. New addition is located where the veggie garden containers were.


Almost finished Chippendale rail

The veggie garden after—what a difference a few months can make!


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parkr for You are ‘welcome’ to borrow my photos—just please credit the source.

October 28, 2016
November 4, 2016



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    Design Chic

    November 2, 2016

    It looks amazing, Lissy. The stone is gorgeous and there is nothing quite like the charm of chippendale rails. I don’t think I would ever go indoors! Happy Wednesday ~

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      November 3, 2016

      The rail is my favorite part of the whole project!


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