Happy Friday, y’all!
I had fun working on a photo consultation for a gal named Becky this week, and I thought I’d share it here as well in case anyone out there is seeking similar inspiration. She sent me this photo of their exterior…
…and said they want to remove the arched windows and river rock, they want to paint it white, and they want to give it a little more of a farmhouse vibe. Here’s the presto change-o I had fun creating for her in Photoshop:
I gave her one with a darker driveway too:
I know that would be a major change ($) but I thought maybe she’d like to see what it would look like if the house was the only pop of bright since it was easy for me to do it in Photoshop.
I clad the columns by the front door in rustic wood, added wood shutters on the flat parts of the house, and here’s the chimney pic I used to bring in a little wood up there:
And did you notice I suggested adding white-painted wood and trim to visually lengthen the window on the right so it matched the height of the other windows?
She may just decide to add a taller window there, but I wanted to give her an option in case she *didn’t* want to buy another one. Also, I was thinking the trim and wood would be painted the same color as the house, but I showed it a bright white so that she could see what I was talking about better.
My favorite part is the stone path I added in place of the concrete one. It’s little things like that (that aren’t fun to switch up!) that make all the difference, ya know?
Anywho- I’m excited to see what Becky thinks of the photo, and I’m hoping she’ll share their after photos with us too! 😀
PS- If you’d like to learn how to use Photoshop so that you can modify your own photos, I teach a class for beginners/visual learners here: LetteredCottageCreative.com
And if you’re interested in having *me* use Photoshop to modify one of your photos, I’ll be accepting 10 new clients in October. I’ll publish a blog post about my consultation service at 9am CST on Monday, October 2nd that will include information about how to purchase a consultation. Thanks in advance if you decide you want to partner up! XO
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