Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Front Porch Makeover

 

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Hey y'all! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Today, is all about my recent front porch makeover! Here is what our front porch looked like before, for reference:

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I shared bits and pieces about this makeover randomly here on the blog. But in case you missed it, this is how it all got started: we had water damage on our front porch roof. We had to get it repaired and after we did that, we needed a new light on our front porch. Needing a new light led us to deciding to get a fan for the front porch. Well, installing a ceiling fan (this is the ceiling fan I picked) isn't simple so we asked our contractor to come back out to install it for us, which then led to me deciding that I definitely wanted to add a storm door. I have always wanted a storm door because the front of our house doesn't get much light downstairs because of our garage. The storm door install led us to changing out our locks and handles to accommodate the door but then when it was time to install the door, new framing needed to be added by our contractor to be able to do the installation. It all ended up being a little more work and money than we had originally anticipated because all we were really planning to do was fix the roof!

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After all of the upgrades were completed, it was time to paint the front door. As you saw above, my door was already pink. I've had a pink front door for the past three years or so but I have been wanted to change up the color for awhile. I wanted something lighter and a more neutral pink. The process of selecting a front door color was so complicated! Well, I made it complicated, lol. I had such a hard time making a decision on which color to go with because I didn't want to have to redo it (well, I didn't want Josh to have to redo it). Also, we were painting our new storm door the same color as the door so I really didn't want to have to repaint a new door either. After weeks of going back and forth, I chose a color. Josh painted it on a Friday evening and by Saturday morning, I was always back at Lowe's choosing a new paint color. The first color just didn't feel right. The color I needed up with was Coral Perfection and we got the HGTV HOME by Sherwim-Williams Weathershield paint. I am so happy with the color and I loved it so much that we also painted the door inside of the garage the same color! We are also planning to change up the door color of our storage building in the background so that all of our exterior doors are the same color.

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Coral Perfection was the perfect color and exactly what I was envisioning when I wanted to change up the shade of our pink front door. I also really love the matching storm door! My wreath is from last year but this budget friendly one is super similar.

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While we were at, we changed our pillows. The spotted pillows are actually just covers over the other floral ones that I already had on the porch. I had the covers made by an Etsy creator and I would highly recommend her shop! The black pillows are super inexpensive pillows that I found online at Walmart. I always spray my outdoor pillows and rugs with this water shield spray to keep them looking new!

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Also, a front porch makeover wouldn't be complete without a new doormat! Isn't this "Yay! You're here!" mat super cute?! I love it! The black and white layering mat is also reversible! The other side of it has a black pattern. I found both of these cute rugs for $13 each! 

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My mom recently gave me some new plants so I painted the pots the same color as the door to help bring everything together. She also gave me the flower pot stands and I gave them a fresh coat of white paint to bring them back to life. It's amazing what a little paint can do!

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I am so incredibly happy with how this front porch makeover turned out! This space just makes me smile and I know I will be spending even more time in my rocking chair now that the space has been spruced up. Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

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