Let me finish by saying that I don't think there is really anything "cute" about the exterior (I really love the interior) of our house. I prefer a cottage/bungalow style with a front porch. Something that is a little more quaint and welcoming. I do however, LOVE that it is our house, our first house, and that we can make changes for it to be a bit more "us". I think that changing the landscape is going to do a lot and give the house some more color and warmth. More updated pictures when that happens.
So, here you go!
-anything that was green, we painted gray
-hung the American Flag
-spray painted the house numbers and mail box black
-spray painted the door hardware (that doesn't work) black to match
-painted the front and side door white
-installed a new storm door
-hung a new light over the front door
-power washed the exterior
Still needs to be done:
-landscaping by the house
-remove old basketball backboard on garage and replace with new
*Thanks to my in-laws for the motivation and help! It would have taken us months to accomplish what we did!