Sprucing Up the Front Porch

I love sprucing up the front porch every spring. New flowers, a wreath, and few decorations. It makes the whole house look great.

Y’all, I worked all afternoon in hopes that my front porch would be swoon worthy. In retrospect, I think that may have been a bit ambitious on my part.

First project was this welcome sign. It used to be a really pretty iron rubbed bronze color. Over the years it has become more of a big ole rusty sign. I took it down and gave a couple of coats of black and brown spray paint to mimic it’s original color.

While the paint was drying I ran to Lowe’s to see if I could find some flowers for the front porch pots. They had a ton of plants on their sale rack. If you don’t know about the sale rack, it is a couple of racks that are usually full of slightly worn plants that have been deeply discounted. I love these racks.

They don’t look like much now, but give it a couple of weeks. They will be gorgeous!

I hung a couple of decorations while I was waiting for the paint to finish dry. My fat little birds sign…

and my postal bucket of hydrangeas.

On a side note, why is there always an extension cord hanging out on my front porch? I will check into that mystery and get back to you.

Once my welcome sign was dry, I rehung it. As I was drilling it back to the wall I realized that the silver screws stuck out like a sore thumb.

A quick coloring with a black sharpie and you can barely tell that they are there! I use sharpies to color nail heads too. Works every time!

As I was admiring my handiwork I realized that the front door needed painting and the windows needed washing.

I quickly washed the windows over the door and was headed to the garage to get the black front door paint when it occurred to me that I could change the front door color if I wanted to. Mind blowing light bulb moment.

So, I’m debating on the color.

As you can see, sprucing up the front porch is going to take a little longer than I had anticipated. Okay, if I’m honest a lot longer than anticipated.



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