Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mosaic Monday: A Facelift



OK, so you didn't really think it was me getting the facelift, did you? Not that I wouldn't mind donating an extra chin or two to charity, you know. In fact, now that I look back on the sanctimonious attitude I took toward plastic surgery in my thirties, I shake my head in sorrow. Oh, if only I knew. Nowadays, having a forehead you could bounce a bullet off of doesn't sound like such a horrible thing... lol

Anyway, as you can see, it was our Little Red House getting the much-needed facelift. I actually shudder to show you the before pictures. How truly hideous! The path was pathetic to begin with, but with the tree roots pushing it awry, well... it was dangerous as well as ugly.

It was so exciting to watch the transformation, though, day to day. (Yes, I need to get a life.) I can't tell you how happy we were to simply see the shape of the new path dug out. And as it started to take shape, we became even more ecstatic. Now, we are absolutely giddy to simply walk on it, and find a dozen excuses a day to do so. :)

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1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
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46 comments:

  1. I love the transformation, it is now beautiful!!

    Roses

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  2. Beautiful facelift! The Little Red House walkway looks lovely and very welcoming!

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  3. Your house's new walkway and steps look beautiful! Well worth the makeover, Mary.

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  4. Your redo turned out amazing! Love the new look of your steps and walkway! Laura

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  5. Wonderful transformation! And just in time for the holidays. I'm sure it feels sooo good!

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  6. Oh it looks lovely! What a nice and welcoming walk.

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  7. Hooray for sure! It's a wonderful improvement. We are talking about changing a walkway here, too.
    Have a great week Mary!

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  8. How nice! You'll really enjoy this nice wide walkway! ♥

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  9. I really like your new walkway. I need something new outside the gate and so far all I have done is stand and stare at it wondering what to do. :D
    Thanks for hosting again this week - You are appreciated.

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  10. Wow, it looks awesome. Have a great week:)

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  11. I do know what you mean. We cleaned out our garage the other day and everytime I go out there it just tickles me so. Things look good there Mary. The Dear Little Red House looks more dear.
    Blessings.
    QMM

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  12. Hello Mary
    Your new walkway and steps turned out really nice. Don't worry about going on about something like this - it's these changes to our home that give us such a lift.
    Thanks for sharing it too.
    Judith

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  13. Wonderful transformation and the perfect pathway leading up to your charming home! Thanks for hosting Mary.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. Wow, it looks great! So neat and tidy and I bet your are so happy with it. :) Kit

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  15. Good for you, and your house, Mary! Every now and then you need a little 'lift'. I really like what you had done. Much more inviting thats for sure!

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  16. It looks wonderful, Mary. I know what it's like to be ecstatic about every little thing that gets righted with a house. Must make you grin every time you see it. What's next?

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  17. That is an amazing facelift. Beautiful. Don't even worry about excuses just parade proudly up and down. ;o)

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  18. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday. I'm glad you included the before photos of your facelift. You did a fantastic job with your new walkway and steps.

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  19. Working on a house can be so satisfying. You look at the results every day. I think you've done a great job!

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  20. First time comment long time follower. It's beautiful makes me want to chalk a hopscotch on that path !

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  21. This is a wonderful facelift...love your choice of materials!!! Have a beautiful week!

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  22. Mary, this looks fantastic! I definitely know how good it feels to accomplish something BIG on the "to do" list. Great job!

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  23. It's very perfect and looks wonderful!
    Have a nice week,
    Markus

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  24. Why, it looks just PERFECT.
    I have always thought it is so romantic that you live in the house your daddy built for his family.
    I love seeing your rooms and hearing your stories. Do some more...:)
    xo bj

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  25. That is a fabulous transformation. I can fully understand why you'd be coming up with any excuse just to wander along the new path onto the new steps.

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  26. What a treat for you! Every house of un certain age deserves a face lift!

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  27. Mary, I couldn't figure out why I was getting comments on an old post, glorious green... then I realized I accidentally pasted an old mosaic monday to this post! I just added my new one, blue and orange... I hope that's ok. I don't mean to double dip! I don't know how to remove a post, or I would... You are welcome to remove the first one, "the french tangerine" glorious green... I called the second one "blue tangerine"...
    Thanks,
    Jan

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  28. It's absolutely beautiful - love the square cut flagstone and the new treads on the stairs.

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  29. I am a huge fan of your site. I rarely link any mosaics to your site, but I did so today. Yesterday I changed the whole template of my blog. For some reason, every time I try to submit a link back to your site, I get an error code. I don't know why. I've posted it on the google help forum. Just wanted you to know that I tried to link back.

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  30. It looks great! We so want to redo the front walks at our house too; we hope to have it done in spring!

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  31. The steps are beautiful, and the pathway is just gorgeous. I want!

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  32. It's beautiful! I'd love to walk up that new path to your door!

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  33. Mary, I find nothing hideous in the "before"... maybe the path just a little narrow and wobbly, but charming nonetheless. Still I can see why you'd be elated to get the restoration done, and it does look lovely.

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  34. Mary, what a beautiful facelift! I need a facelift on my front porch.... it's been on the to-do list for 3 years now.....

    PS> I seriously doubt that YOU need a facelift!

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  35. I don't think it was hideous. It looks homey, cozy and well-loved to me. The transformation is lovely, tho.

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  36. My front walk so needs a facelift too...maybe next year:) Love the end results!

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  37. Oh, Mary, what wonderful before and after pictures. What a great transformation...Uh, facelift! Just changing a couple of things has made your little red house shine!! Although I must say that the little red house before was not horrible, expanding the walkway and adding new bricks and stones for the front steps, just makes it pop! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Have a great day!
    Brenda

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  38. Mary, it's wonderful! It's so funny but, some of the houses that you've shown - the gardens - actually, possibly, one of them was Bunny Williams' gardens - they've made me start to pester Tom for a patio/walkway just like this. I'd been admiring the patios that you've been showing us all summer. We could surely use a place to put chairs, where their legs won't sink into the sod.

    Anyway, it looks wonderful! and, it must feel wonderful to have it taken care of! very happy for you, Mary. =]

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  39. Ahh, don't you just love home improvements! It turned out wonderful, Mary.

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  40. Hooray indeed, Mary! It looks wonderful!!! I can imagine how delighted you are to have such a beautiful upgrade to your entry.

    Now, can you please have whoever did it come right over to my house? We were going to do our entry steps this summer but ended up being away so much. Now another winter of broken, mossy, awful concrete steps.

    Anyway, fantastic project, I'm so happy for you. xo – g

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  41. I missed Mosaic Monday last week because I had to work, so also missed your garden path and step makeover. Nice work! Looks great - time for some more plants along the path? I think I need to do some make-overs too!

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