Before I chose design as a career, I very seriously considered becoming a psychologist – a fact that, if you’re a regular reader of FOXY OXIE, is probably quite evident in nearly every post.
I can get pretty
anal analytical about details.
I even took a few psychology classes in college, but that dream quickly turned into a nightmare when I began studying abnormal psychology and reading up on the various psychological disorders out there – only to realize I may just have a few.
Case in point: The other day I found myself researching OCD behaviors to once and for all settle the question of whether or not I have obsessive compulsive disorder.
I know – the Internet can be so handy sometimes, right?
Why the candid confession, you ask?
Well, you see, I’ve been wanting to share the progress on the bungalow stucco exterior for quite a while – nearly three weeks, to be exact – but every time I stopped by the house to take some photos of the updates, I would try one angle and another – to no avail. All that unfinished business around the house exterior drove me and my OCD-ladden brain bonkers.
So today – more than anything else – is an exercise in kicking OCD in the butt.
Behold, the renovated exterior! Just a few painting touch-ups left to complete around the windows and door frames, but other than that, the stucco is finished – and boy, does it look fantastic, wouldn’t you agree?
That twilight gray – literally the exact name of the color – is oh-so-dreamy. I just picture all of the contemporary landscaping I plan to do around the yard, and the mere thought of succulent gardens, concrete walkways and gorgeous pergolas makes my heart flutter.
Do you remember what this house used to look like?
Well, here it is, in all of its “BEFORE” glory, when we first “fell in love” with it. It was quite the charmer, no?
And here it is after we cleared away the poison ivy that had staked claim on the front yard.
I know – “disgusting” doesn’t even begin to describe it, which is why these progress photos are all the more satisfying.
Here it is in the beginning stages of the stucco installation, all eager and full of potential.
And voila, the end results:
I want to end today’s post with the following slightly unrelated, two-part question: 1) Do any of you deal with OCD? And what do you think about our new stucco exterior?