Front Porch Makever

by Lesley on July 6, 2012 · 6 comments

in remodeling/home projects

I’ve mentioned a few times that we’ve been working hard on our front porch. It’s finally done, and I’m so excited to have y’all over for lemonade or a popsicle.

You’ll notice that we still have a lot of landscaping work to do, so please do not pay attention to our dead grass and dirt mounds. Also, the hearts on the house? I added those in photo editing to cover up our house numbers. This is the internet people! I’m not putting my address out there!

Our little update included the following tasks:

  • Paint concrete to cover rust stains
  • Remove security door
  • Paint front door red and install new hardware
  • New front porch railing
  • New black porch light
  • “New” porch swing- a freebie I up-cycled from our neighbors’ yard. (Thank you Sarah and Matt for helping!)

All of the finishing touches were completed on Fourth of July after our 5 mile race and pancake breakfast at Anna and Brett’s house. We came home, sat on the porch swing, listened to Bruce Springsteen and ate McDonalds. Does it get any more American than that? Later that night we had a few friends over and got to use the porch again. We lit fireworks in the front yard while eating Costco apple pie. It was pure bliss.

So, come on over and kick up your feet! The porch always has a spot for you.

 

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6 comments
Kelly
Kelly

Somehow I missed this post! I love it! Love the front door, the southern porch...everything! There is just something about a red door. So welcoming. And the newly planted flowers are gorge! Ahh...wish I could be there to see it in person! xoxo

Julie Peterson
Julie Peterson

Lesley, I love the new porch makeover! I personally think red doors are the greatest especially up against a white home with black shutters. Very nice!

Dianne LaBarbera
Dianne LaBarbera

LOVE the improvements! It looks quite different than when I just saw it on June 16th.....getting out of my car & seeing Anna & her Grandma sitting on that very porch, waiting for me to arrive. Now I will have to visit again & enjoy that front porch even more!! Love, Aunt Dianne

Stacey
Stacey

Wow, it looks beautiful! Well done! Love the red door, too! We hope to paint our door someday. :)

robyn
robyn

love the swinging chair

Anna
Anna

Looks fantastic! Can't wait to sit on the porch swing with you and sip on some lemonade (or Southern Sweet Tea ;) ). Looking forward to seeing what you do with the landscaping.