Friday, August 11, 2006
Need Advice For This Mess
Note: Thanks so much for all the advice and tips...keep them coming. I`d already before reading any, gone ahead and cut a lot of the shrubs back to get them to grow in a different direction. I do like them there. The door is a great idea. There is a screen door in front at the moment but we could always remove that totally and have a nice wood door with no window or just a tiny one, painted rather than another screen door. And the wreath would look much better on a proper door rather than the screen one which is what I`ve been hanging one on at Christmas. I would prefer an old door instead of the new ones, so I think that will be one of next years projects.
The window.....I don`t know. It`s very plain.
We have a busy weekend this one and next so just thought I`d post a couple of pictures and if anyone has any ideas on how to make the front of our house look better, it would be greatly appreciated. Most likely for next spring projects.
I`m embarrassed to show these but I`d love some advice. As you can see there is an atrocious looking cat door in the window. It`s neccessary at the moment because old Teddy would have a hard time missing it. He used to tear the screens to smithereens when he wanted in or out. If he`s ever said anything at all, it`s always been a tiny weak whisper of a muek rather than a proper meow so can`t ask to go out. So that was a cheap quick solution.
I`m wracking my brains about how to camoflage it. The window is ugly to begin with. The garden is so small still, but time will fix that.
Years ago I planted high bush cranberry on either side of the door because although there are trees everywhere here, there is nothing actually near the front of the house and it looked barren and plastic. But the shrubs have turned into trees that grow sky high and I have to trim them every year. This year I finally gave them a drastically huge trim. But they still look pathetic. I guess I could try shaping them like an arch. Before, the leaves covered the cat door but now it`s sticking out like a sore thumb. The stump and wooden hydro thingy are only there as a jump point for the cats. The things I do for animals!
There`s so many nice people in blog land that have lovely looks and maybe also have some lovely tips and advice if reading this. Like door types, window ideas....anything.