Front Porch Update.

by Djmunden
3 Materials
20 Hours
Several years ago we put down outdoor berber carpet on the front porch but never put trim on the edges so it was beginning to unravel. Over the last couple of years we painted and got a new roof. The porch was in desperate need of some TLC (besides I never much liked the carpet in the first place).
First step was cleaning, trimming the unraveling edges and mending the seam ( I just used some caulking I had on hand). Then I measured and masked off a rectangular area and border the length off the porch using painters tape.
A quick trip to the hardware store for trim, dark gray (to match the roof) and cream (to match the house) paint...I was ready. The other colors were left from painting the trim on the porch.
I painted the trim to match the gray and secured it with liquid nails and screws. Once the gray and cream were dry I pulled up the painters tape. I had earlier cut a stencil out of poster board....Now the fun starts!!!!
Using my stencil and left over paint I began stenciling flowers randomly across the porch.

The finished project.....
ABSOLUTELY love it!! The curb appeal is getting better!
Suggested materials:
  • Outdoor latex primer/paint
  • Wood trim
  • Liquid nails
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  • Donna Livingston Story Donna Livingston Story on Nov 24, 2017
    Hi, Texas here, I'm digging that look,never dreamt of painting a carpet. Is that a big traffic area? Could you do that on an inside area rug? Did you seal it yet?

  • Wanda Wanda on Dec 31, 2017
    I love the look, I'm thinking about trying this on my cement front porch, I think it would look great. My question, did you make the stencils or did you buy them, if so, from where?

  • MF MF on Jan 03, 2018
    This is absolutely gorgeous! How or what would you seal it with? My porch is covered but does get a little rain/snow and does get some traffic.

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