The outside of our house has gotten a little facelift recently. The painters have been busy making the trim more inviting, the front door much more obvious (but I love it) and staining the cedar shakes so that they might survive a bit longer. You can also see the semi-new garage (last summer's project) peeking out behind (I still wish we weren't forced into the dark brown door, but I love having a new, sturdy garage). I'm usually one to focus on the inside of the house, but I do love these changes.
This photo is from two years ago...so definitely "before."