July 05, 2018

We have a small, narrow front porch that was needing some love, so last week I decided to tackle the space with some paint to freshen it up. The ceiling and concrete floor were dark brown, so I painted the ceiling white and the floor light gray. That made it look so much brighter!

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Below is what it looked like when we saw the house for the first time. I painted the entire exterior white a few years ago, and you can read about it here. It was originally so dark and there was so much brown. The windows especially looked like dark holes, so it made a huge difference when I painted everything white.

And here's what it looks like today...

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I painted the door a blue color by Olympic called Navy Seawall, then painted the house numbers on the door with white outdoor craft paint. I would love to someday replace the door with an antique door, but for now it's fine.

I made the cotton stem wreath, and you can read the tutorial here

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I wanted to get a plant to put on the front porch, but I'm trying to make do with what I have, so I cut some branches from one of our pear trees and put them into a vase with water, then put the vase in the basket. 

The family sign is available here. I love it on the front porch.

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My dad made some window boxes for the windows in the front of the house, and I love how they turned out! I filled them with a variety of green plants that do well in the shade.

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Sources:

Small basket: Cocalico Creek Country Store

Large striped basket: HomeGoods

Rug: Walmart

Throw blanket: Amazon

Family sign: Our shop

Wreath on door: see my tutorial here

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