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We Added Some More Curb Appeal

Since buying our 1928 Craftsman style house, we have added a new roof, shutters, new front windows, window boxes, and had it painted. We still need to change the front steps and mini-porch but need to save up for that transformation. Meanwhile, I came up with the perfect "band-aid" that cost less than $60.00 and took just a few hours. You can get more details here: http://the2seasons.com/2014/06/22/another-curb-appeal-improvement/
The front steps are concrete and are in poor condition. We want to replace them with some steps that will go better with our house. To make them look better while we save our money, I used paint and tape to make them look as if there is a runner on them.
Before painting, I power-washed them and scraped as much of the old paint off as I could. Then I taped and added black paint.
Once the black paint dried, I taped again and added three coats of gray paint. While it was wet, I sprinkled on some sand to add traction so they won't be slippery in wet weather. Both the black and gray paint were made for concrete.
This is the way our home looks today. Isn't it cute and full of charm? We added the shutters, new front windows, window boxes, and red paint to the doors, but we had the new roof and new paint job done by professionals. I am working on one more paint project now, and then we'll be finished (for a while)!!!

To see more: http://the2seasons.com/2014/06/22/another-curb-appeal-improvement/

  • Debra Housworth
    Debra Housworth Virginia Beach, VA
    on Jun 23, 2014

    Great touch. Nice idea.

  • Lori Jackson
    Lori Jackson Wall, SD
    on Jun 23, 2014

    Lot of bang for your buck...and completely livable solution. Now you can take your time with the long term fix.

  • Skafeef
    Skafeef Turlock, CA
    on Jun 23, 2014

    Very cute ! The stairs look great. You may come to love them while you save.

  • Linda
    Linda Syracuse, NY
    on Jun 24, 2014

    Love the step painting.

  • Dixie
    Dixie Saint Hedwig, TX
    on Jun 24, 2014

    Wow! Great fix!

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