This is the house that Mark and Shalagh bought in 2000. The shutters were that colonial gray-blue color.

Circa 2000
Circa 2000

I fell in love with the brick sidewalk a la Martha Stewart. Mark fell in love with the river front view.

I named it Bally Eden. The source of my Eden. But I would then steal that name away for my shop.

House front before

Sooner than later I painted the shutters green. And two years ago I got around to testing out the darker color around the window. I liked it but…

House Front

Finally this past Spring, Mark hired a friend with scaffolding to do the deed.

house front

The entire porch was repainted and my white window frames were finally painted the darker green. You can’t paint the vinyl siding.

It looks so much better. I have some Ikat fabric that I’ve decided to make flags from. I’ll get right on that.

house front too

Next up? Pictures of the interior as it looked on that fateful day in April of 2000. It’s scary.

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    1. Aw Jane, she looks good but there’s nothing architecturally sound, efficient, or watertight about her. Did I mention the waterfront property? Pictures can also be deceiving therefore you should always distract with prettiness, yes?
      Love much, Shalagh

  1. Awesome house Shalagh, it looks like a way cooler version of the house I grew up in. One thing though; the window to the upper right of your front door: the gap between the left shutter and the window doesn’t appear to be consistent, it’s probably just the angle, but, hmm, I might have to spend the $70 in gas just to make sure.

    1. So funny. We have a saying, plumb is a four letter word. You forgot the toll money in your cost and you are welcome at any point.

  2. Almost as good as an LOL, I’ll take it. Don’t go throwing around crazy statements like “welcome at any point”, you know that’s just a challenge to throw a ladder against your house at 4:43 in the morning, right?

    1. That’s a good question. I hate the door. But a cheery color would help me like it more. The back and front. Thanks for the thought Jennifer.

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