$6 Exterior Detail

mustangs81February 3, 2013

My house is pretty plain as is my budget; my intent was to add a little interest to the exterior. I bought 4 - 12" (.89 each) ceramic floor tiles and 4 - 4" (.45 each). I attached the 4" tiles to the 12" tiles, painted the 4" tiles the house base color and the 12" tiles the trim color. Then used liquid nails to attach them to the columns and over the fanlight windows.

Look for the 4 diamonds. It's not much but the price was right.

This post was edited by mustangs on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 3:16

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bostoned

Nice job. I wouldn't consider your home plain but adding the tile was a great idea and adds an interesting embellishment (at a great price).

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 6:01AM
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carolt924

Love it, what a big change for such a small amount of $$$ and size.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 6:13AM
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cooperbailey

Plain? I think your house and setting are simply gorgeous! The tiles do add a bit of interest. Good idea!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:35AM
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anele_gw

Such a pretty house. What a great idea!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:20AM
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graywings123

Well done!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:40AM
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woodie2

Hi Mustangs! Wow, that is just lovely - your house was not plain to begin with imho, but you have made it special.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:45AM
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snookums2

That does dress your home up! Great idea! Thanks for explaining how you did it.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:48AM
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gsciencechick

Like!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:18AM
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dakota01

Looks great! Just a little "bling". Looks like it was supposed to be there!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:24AM
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kswl2

I agree your house is anything but plain---it's lovely, including the setting. LOVE those live oaks!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:42AM
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gwlolo

That is such a great idea. I am going to suggest it to my friend for her house! Your home looks gorgeous..and that lawn!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 11:53AM
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mustangs81

WOW, thanks for the compliments!

With limited budget for house upgrades, I try to do little things that end up not adding value or impact. I think this does so I wanted to share.

Hey Woodie, miss you being a regular on the CF.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 12:03PM
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rosesstink

Very nice! Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 1:41PM
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cat_mom

Great bang for the buck (or 6 bucks!)!!!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:07PM
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muse-decor.com

The tile definitely adds visual interest to your home. Beautiful job!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 3:55PM
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Happyladi

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:15PM
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snookums2

Wouldn't it be fun to know how much value that little detail added to your house by making it a bit more interesting!

Was that window on the left closed off for some reason or is that part of the original design?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:46PM
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mustangs81

Snookums, The window wasn't closed off, that was the original design and because I am anal about such things, it drives me crazy. The window thing and also, the house isn't centered on the lot, it is closer to one neighbor (as seen in the picture) than the neighbor on the other side.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 8:10PM
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