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Falling in Love With Our Porch Again

Nov 30, 2010   //   by admin   //   Blog, DIY, How To  //  11 Comments

We added some much needed curb appeal to our front porch – from drab to FAB!

In one afternoon we transformed our porch from this:

into this (drum-roll, please):

We picked up some plants from a local nursery and antique center. Boy, o’ boy, my creative brain was a buzzing while I was there, but I’ll  leave that for another post. Sophia was quick to get in action. It doesn’t take much convincing, when it comes to getting her hands dirty.

We planted two small Cypress trees in yellow pots and placed them on either side of the door, to give our entrance more presence.  My husband scored the ceramic yellow pots from a restaurant that was going out of business, they were going to throw them out. What’s that people always say, “Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure.” So true!

We added a doormat that we purchased brand new for $6 at Goodwill.  The next day,  I saw the same doormat in Wal-mart for $12.  Loving any kind of savings I can get these days. The blue pots were hand me downs from my Dad-0. We planted aloe and a Christmas cactus that we received as gift from our friends.

I DIYed the wreath hanging on the door to depict my favorite season: Fall. We hung up our iron planter that I bought from Target eons ago – I love how the weathering adds character.  We planted impatiens and two drawf  jasmine in the colored pots and put them in the planter box.

Last but, not least… Our little red chair – I absolutely adore it!! We got the chair as a house warming gift from Mom – it adds the perfect pop of color.

Total cost for porch makeover was $40.


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