I hope you all great weekend! Ours was great, but BUSY!! Summertime is fun, but it will flat out wear a person out!! I’ve been struggling to keep up with the blog now that Parker is out of school & we have so many summer activities going on. You all will have to forgive me, but I may be a little touch & go throughout the rest of the summer!! I’m trying really hard to stick to a regular posting schedule, but its proving to be more difficult than I thought! I hope you guys understand!
I wanted to share a little makeover that I did on our front porch a few weeks ago. I had planted flowers, & our bushes were greening up & filling out….the front of our home was looking pretty all except for the porch….it was looking a little sad if I’m being completely honest.
The porch railing had fallen victim to the rain & snow over the past couple of years. The paint was starting to chip off, and it was really becoming an eyesore.
So, I decided it was time to put a fresh coat of paint on it! I borrowed my dad’s sander & sanded down all of the porch railings to remove the chipped paint & “rough up” the surfaces to help the new paint adhere.
I went to our local home improvement store & picked up a can of white exterior paint in a semi-gloss finish. I actually went with a primer/paint all in one to avoid having to prime it first. I gave the railings two coats of paint & things were looking so much better!
After I was finished painting, it was time to add a little character to the porch. Since this the first thing people see when they come to our home, I always want it to be welcoming. You know what they say about first impressions! 🙂 So our front porch went from this……
Much better, right?!
My favorite thing about the porch would have to be this little easel chalkboard. I will show you how I created it in just a bit! I will tell you, that I had a little help from Poppy Seed Projects.
I added three pots of varying sizes to the porch & filled them with vincas. I also added a spike to the largest pot to add some more height.
So, that’s a look at porch! It’s not a very big space, but I try to make the most of it! If you want to see how I decorate it in the Fall or at Christmas time, you can check those posts out HERE and HERE.
Here is a little tutorial on how I made the chalk art:
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