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Little Redo: Front Porch


I am not a gardener. I love gardens. Greenery, drooping trees, beautiful flowers. Being among nature is one of my favorite things, but beauty in my own outdoor space is not something I can achieve. We had been in our town home a year before realizing how badly our front landscaping could use some work. 

With all the help from my husband we made it beautiful. One bush got ripped completely out, the other got trimmed. We removed all the orange, sun faded mulch, laid landscaping fabric and buried garden edging. When that was completed, we planted the flowers my husband pick up at our local nursery (not sure the kind) and spread my choice of black mulch

The following summer I moved our rocking chair to the porch. My daughter selected a parsley plant when we went to Walmart, so we got a little side table from Amazon (found here) to set it on. Just a nice little spot to enjoy some quiet time.

I opted to spray paint out rocking chair white. Then lightly sandpaper spots to make it look worn.

I used Rust-oleum 2x Ultra Cover Paint + Primer. I did not do any sanding before hand.

It was exactly what I wanted for the space.

We also had our house and our cement power washed. For a 2-story, end unit townhome this cost us $600. More than we would have liked to pay, but we had no time to do it ourselves. Additionally, the company is veteran owned and the very best in our area.

Last step to finishing the porch was getting rid of the number stickers that were original to the house. I did a screen shot of each number from Amazon and made a collage. This way I could really see what I liked. For me the second set was a clear winner (found here). (The first numbers can be found here.)

This was the perfect site to see coming home everyday. Turns out the while flowers came back every year. 


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