Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Handwriting on the Wall... Errr... Garage {Before and After}

I recently painted my garage (okay, okay, so the South side is still not done but it's top priority - ha) and I wanted my mom to paint a new scripture verse on the side of the garage since the one she did a couple years ago for me got painted over.  She was out to visit a couple weeks ago and so I sweetly convinced her it was of utmost importance to get a new one ASAP.   After pouring over lots and lots of verse (I mean, there are only 31,102 of them, shouldn't be too hard to choose, right?) I chose this:

Mom has good penmanship, I do not.  Which is why she is the woman for the job. :)
She writes it out with chalk first and then paints the letters on.

Here's a look at the old one:

She was so happy to paint over her previous work  because she cringed at how bad her letters were every time she looked at it.  It looked fine to me.  But so do my hubby's nose hairs.
Say what?

Let's go back several years, shall we?
 Check out that cruddy looking window!  Good thing I got a good lookin' set of relatives in the pic so you didn't even notice until I pointed it out!  Meet Psycho Sid and Aunt Linda.  Photo taken seconds before Sid fell through the seat of the swing!

The year 2006:
While the garage finally has some landscaping, the real beauty - and work - is just beginning!



Yes. She really does dress this cute when she works.

Thrifted shutters I painted yellow add so much to this cute old window! 

 Made a rag wreath out of old scraps yesterday so the 
yellow and aqua could have a little marriage...

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Someone else wanted in on the photo shoot, 
and is sure everyone in blogland wants to see the bug in her hand!

I think it's an understatement to say I'm so happy the garage finally matches the house rather than looking like another one of the machine sheds.  Which I think it probably was in it's previous life anyway.  But that was previous, now is the present.  Time to get up do date and match the white house with it's aqua and yellow trim that it got last summer!  In case you haven't seen it, here's a peek at the front of the house:

Click HERE to see front porch before and afters.

Stay tuned for more "beautifying of the garage"
(and other outdoor scariness that was happening around here) posts!

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  1. what a beautiful transformation! i love the colors you chose and wish i could be brave enough to venture from the bland!

  2. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! Thanks for your ideas!

  3. Your garage wall, your family, and your porch are all delightful!

  4. Wonderful post.
    Fabulous make over!
    I love to see faith symbols and scripture while out and about. It makes me feel good.
    I LOVE the scripture wall and may use the idea myself.
    Very inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a delightful post. I love that you share your faith with all. Great pictuers and your home and garage are wonderful. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing - Hugs, Marty

  6. I LOVE your Mama's work, the Bible verse is awesome! But then again the entire make over is awesome!

    Take Care,

  7. That is one beautiful garage, with a beautiful quote. I love it.

  8. lovely to look at and think about. also, thought a great job was done on the patio hardscape. you guys rock!

  9. I love that you put a scripture right back up after re-painting the garage. It is so inspiring.

  10. What a fun idea! So nice to be inspired each time you're relaxing outside. Well done!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  11. That's great! It is nice to see someone be bold in their faith!

  12. mom's are great, aren't they? :) super job, what a peaceful spot to relax.

    you're tied for the "favorite" from catch as catch can.



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