{home sweet home} | austin, tx

It has been awhile since I've visited my blog. As most everyone knows, we relocated to Austin, Texas. Wow, what a transition it was, but things are finally settling down, and we are finally in our new home! We decided to wait a year to do the major remodel, but negotiated an exterior paint job with the seller. In the meantime, we decided to do a bit of foundation repair. One side of the house had sunk 3", so we fixed this and replaced the concrete stairs with wooden ones. Much easier on falls with the kids, but also creates a much more grand appearance to the front doors. We lost our miniature palms, which means new landscaping needs, but we'll be waiting until spring to get started. It's killing me not to have it completed, but the drought Texas is having, limits our water usage, not an ideal situation for new plants!

Check out the new house color! I'm in LOVE with it. The door is green, and once the plants go in, as well as some pots, the door mat, and maybe a green swing, it won't stand out so much...but I'm really liking it. Thoughts? The treads of the stairs will be painted eventually to match the existing porch. Next year, we will have IPE on the deck! Can't wait! 

I am on the hunt for some modern exterior fixtures: light posts and sconces. Any thoughts, suggestions? We will also be getting a nice new fence. I want to bring in a modern element, but classic. Guess I need to hit Pinterest! :)

In case anyone is interested in the paint colors I used, I've listed them below!

Body: Benjamin Moore: Gargoyle 1546 - Finish: Matte

Trim: Benjamin Moore: Cloud Cover OC-25 - Finish: Eggshell

Windows/Screens & Non Front Doors: Benjamin Moore: Black Tar 2126-10 - Finish: Eggshell

Porch Ceiling: Benjamin Moore: Gossamer Blue 2123-40 - Finish: Eggshell

Front Door: Benjamin Moore: Basil Green 2029-10 - Finish: High-Gloss (soon to be a Hollandlac paint) via Fine Paints of Europe. Thanks Remodelista!