Before & After: Cherry’s Black to White Patio

September 20, 2012

before and after garden by cherry menlove via

I have been trying to decide what color to paint our barn for at least a few years now (the poor barn is getting quite desperate for some paint!).  It is currently dark brown and I had considered going to an even darker (almost black) and then I moved on to a pale green (with white trim) and them more recently I am thinking white with black trim….and this garden makeover is giving me a bit of confidence about that decision. 

before and after garden by cherry menlove via

Some may say that it is bold to go to black — but I think it is equally brave to go white from black.  It is such a dramatic difference that it is hard to say how you will feel about it when it is all done.   I love black buildings but the white here just feels so fresh and relaxing and pleasant, its hard to imagine it any other way.

before and after garden by cherry menlove via

Cherry really made this a true outdoor room and sweet container garden.  I love all the pinks and the girly charm that  the white allows.

before and after garden by cherry menlove via

before and after garden by cherry menlove via

all images From Cherry Menlove.  (make sure to pop over there to see more pictures of this great makeover!)


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  1. Gillian says:

    I think I prefer the black! But I’m liking alot of black things lately.

  2. Matt says:

    I like the black better too 🙁

  3. Kathy says:

    I like the black as well, I think it blended better with the surroundings, but all the new decor looks marvelous!!

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