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Rose Cottage Exterior - before

Hello lovelies!
As the weather has started to get warmer we have started to turn our attention to DIY projects around the home. Which got me thinking how I haven't shown you much about our new house, so today I wanted to share with you how the outside looked when we bought it...

Before we came to view the property we looked for it on Google maps street view and nearly missed it as it looked nothing like the estate agent details, back in 2009 it looked like a desolate house that had been left to the wildlife. Thankfully a couple of years before we purchased the house the previous owners gave the exterior a lick of paint and had new double glazed windows installed and had some of the plants cut back...

In our opinion it still needs a lot of love as the garden had been left to grow unruly and was full of weeds, trees along the side path had been left to grow really tall and after seeking advice from a tree surgeon we were advised to fell the pines as they were diseased and were way too tall to be so close to the house. So over the next few years we are planning on giving it a lot of love and hopefully turning it into a pretty country cottage...

Last year we painted the gates, garage and front door in a pretty blue green colour and with the help of our lovely neighbours we felled the dying trees to the right of the house and filled the beds with cornflowers and wild flowers which I will share soon...

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exterior - before
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Exterior - before
Rose Cottage in 2009
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