Front Porch Makeover on a Budget

Urban Acreage
by Urban Acreage
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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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  • Jan Petersen Jan Petersen on Jun 23, 2020

    Do you have a picture of the boxes on posts and the rails still in tact?

  • Vicki Vicki on Apr 15, 2021

    How did he attach the boxes to the columns?

  • Pam Pam on May 31, 2022

    Fantastic. Covering the wrought iron made such a big difference. Great job

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  • Annette Annette on Mar 07, 2024

    I am truly inspired by these pics. The front of our house is very similar to yours, we will be using some of your ideas. Thank you! How do I find your blog post?