There’s been a veritable DIY craze going on a my house for the past month. Now that it’s too hot to actually work, it gives me a chance to slow down and take a few photos of the projects.
One of my favorites has to be the front porch. Our front porch was looking pretty raggedy. The floor boards at the end were all rotten and had big holes in them. The paint on the floor was rubbed off from being pooped on by chickens then scrubbed. So if you think having chickens is some kind of dream fantasy, remember that they don’t use a toilet and they eat the cat food. Just sayin’.
Anyway, the porch was pitiful so we removed all of the furniture/toys and got the floor all clean. Then we replaced the rotting boards, which was not as hard as I expected and makes me wonder why it took us so long to do it.
I changed the color a little. I’m a change girl. If I’m going to paint something I’m going to change the color. It is my way.
So I went a little more gray. After I painted it the kids kept calling it baby blue which was making me mad because it was supposed to be gray. This would never do.
I thought maybe adding a rug would distract from the slight blue-ish tinge. I had some black paint leftover from the back door makeover, so I painted the shutters on the front porch and some trim on the front door. I love using leftover paint. It makes me feel so thrifty.
Then I used same the paint to make a rug in the center of the opening from the front. I like it….it adds charm. And it was free.
You can see how I did it over at Life Your Way. I’m sharing some of my home/DIY tips over there a couple of times a month.
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