Front Porch Makeover on a Budget

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We recently made a few simple updates to our front porch and the results are blowin' my mind! Here is how the house looked about a year ago.
last summer we had the house painted, which was a huge, improvement. A whole year went by and last weekend Jesse and I cranked out a few more updates. First, my husband, Jesse, built boxes around our metal scroll work columns which was an affordable way to update the overall look (about $60 worth of plywood).
While Jesse was building the boxes, I used Rustoleum to paint our front door and screen door. Our dogs were very confused as to why I removed the windows!
We had this raggedy vintage glider on our back deck, so I decided to freshen it up and bring it to the font porch. I used the same can of Rustoleum I purchase for the front doors.
I also purchased new plant stands (they're really meant for candles) for either side of the door and hung two ferns using rope and a simple two knot method.
I'm loving our front porch, it's so nice to come home to! Of course I'm never quite "finished" so I'd like to add a couple more accessories like a fun sign for our house numbers. Aside from having the house painted, the rest of the updates cost about $200. Not too shabby!
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  • Cherry Clifford Cherry Clifford on Aug 19, 2020

    How wide are the columns you replaced? I have similar iron columns but they are about 12 inches wide. My contractor thinks they will look too massive if we try to cover them.

  • P P on Jul 12, 2021

    Be sure your house numbers aren't too high & close to the ceiling - visible from the street at night is the goal - an ambulance searching for your house trying to save your life needs to be able to find your address!