Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Fresh Front Porch


A couple of weeks ago, Steve and I set out to paint our front porch. One of the previous owners had chosen a deep red color for the floor, and it has never been our favorite look. Worse than the color, the porch was so dirty that we barely used it. We tried sweeping it and power-spraying it, but it couldn't get clean. We eventually decided to paint it a neutral gray color to give it a facelift. We bought the paint quite a while back, and it was the encouragement we needed to actually get the project done before the weather got cold. We love how it turned out! Take a look:




While Ephraim was taking a nap one day, we let Nolan help us with a paintbrush.


 


We gave Nolan outlines of numbers to fill in. He was a good little helper besides a few missed paint strokes on the brick. ;)




And the finished look!





We're enjoying a fresher, cleaner porch! We currently don't have the budget for more porch furniture, but wouldn't it be gorgeous with a little extra seating?! 

Home-design-loving friends, do you have any other ideas for how we could better enjoy this space?


11 comments:

  1. Wow! It's so crazy what a little paint will do! We are thinking about painting our garage floor just to clean things up so it's good to see it was a success for y'all!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  2. So pretty!! Maybe your could tack bistro lights or white twinkly lights to the ceiling of the porch. It could add a little warm ambiance and looks good all year. Another idea is to drag your kitchen table out there on occasion for outside dinner or spread a blanket down for a picnic.

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    1. I love the idea of bistro lights, and picnicking out there!
      Great thoughts, thank you Stephanie! :)

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  3. I love the lighter and brighter look! Isn't it amazing what paint can do for a space?!

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  4. Love the color! Really brightens the porch up!

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  5. Check Bed, Bath & Beyond for patio furniture. We got our Acacia wood chairs (2 of them), a love seat, and a coffee table for a total of $250.00.

    I think the porch looks excellent!

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  6. That looks great! How many coats did it take to cover the red? As far as tips, have you thought about some trim at the base of the wall to smooth the transition between the colors and textures?

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    1. Fortunately, it only took two coats!
      Trim would be a great idea! Thank you :)

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  7. Ahhh! It's so bright. What a fun thing for y'all to do and let your little one help you. I bet he was just in heaven :)

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  8. I would add a nice area rug, too! I found one on clearance at Home Depot for $16!!

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Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one, and if you ask me a question, I will respond below it :) Thanks again!!

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