When we bought this house there were very few for sale that were lake front. We had 3 others to choose from besides this house. One was way out of our price range and the other two were treks down the side of a cliff to get to the lake. The house we like the best had the steepest walk to the lake. They had put rope pulls in along the walk way to help you pull yourself up! Slowly I have tried to add a little cottage charm to this house. It is a basic ranch look on top. Here is part of the front before. There were sage green cheap plastic shutters up, but I forgot the before pics of that. Here's the window with nothing.
My dad helped me make shutters for the window. I painted them and the window box black. Very little sun hits this window box, so I went for mostly green plants with some red accents. This led to me painting the house numbers red. I'm thinking of painting the house numbers onto the window box. Not sure. Here is the after pic. So much better!Now I have got to get to work on landscaping!