Look at the before (yikes! very embarrassing to post this!):
But, here's the happy after!
The roofer recommended a multi-colored roof for our gray house and I like it! It gives it some interest.
It's just another step toward listing our house in the spring! We actually have some people coming to look at our house on Saturday... I guess they really want to buy in the neighborhood and their agent contacted the realtor we will list with in the spring, and we said "sure!" so they're coming by. Our house is definitely not ready to be shown based on all the stuff we still have here, but I bought the house when it was a disaster, so maybe they will too. :)
I want to do a post about the stages of our house - what it looked like when I bought it, when I went through my Pottery Barn stage, what it looks like now, and what it looks like when it's for sale. For now, here's a preview! This is a photo of the living room from the listing when I bought it:
Wow, right??? Loved the brick paneling that doesn't even match... It gives me hope that our house isn't as hopeless as it seems. :)