My front porch needs a makeover! It look like it belongs to an abandoned farm house. Full of junk and rough furniture. I’ll be working on that this weekend as long as the heat allows.
Above is a partial before picture. My hanging baskets died. The porch is full of trash, and the sitting areas are hard to see from the road. My fron door is open, but it is dark red. And the house numbers scream “Hello, this house was built in the ’80s.
My plan is to paint the furniture a snazzy color (Ooh, risky….but it only costs a few dollars to fix if I hate it.) That way it will be visible from the road in contrast to the white railing. The snazzy color won’t go with the red door, so I’m going to paint it charcoal and put a vinyl welcome sign on it. I looked into buying new house numbers and anything classy looking from Lowe’s or Home Depot was adding up to over $50! So I decided to paint over the tiles in black or gray and paint white numbers on them. I also need to replace the hanging baskets and plant the hostas (donated by a friend who dug hers out) in the place of those ugly bushes. Finally, I’ll need to figure out what to do with all the Misc. that has found it’s way to the porch. Thankfully I won’t have to do it alone. My mother in law will plant for me, and my sister in law is coming to see what she can do.
I’ve already started on the chairs.
I’m not sure if I love the color. When it first came out of the can, it was quite shocking. But I’ve seen the color on porches in several of my favorite magazines and loved it there. It didn’t help that everyone who passed by while I was working, made some interesting comments like: “What are you DOING to those chairs!” and “Is that the real color or only the primer?” I may be about to make everything worse. I saw a cute lime green stool/table that I was hoping to slip between the two chairs and then top them off with white and orange outdoor cushions. Am I crazy? What do you suggest?