First of all, I don’t really think what we have is considered a “porch” but I didn’t know what else to call it. Entryway, walkway, or is it a porch?
So, here is our porch (or entryway, walkway?) before. And this picture was from December when it snowed because I was a bad blogger and didn’t take a good before shot. Boo!
First thing I did was paint the front door black. I used Behr’s “Black Suede” and rolled it on first with a foam roller, but didn’t get good, even coverage, so then my dad came over and took the door off and went over it with a few coats of black gloss spray paint.
Much better. And what’s up with my pink-tone welcome mat? Yea, I don’t know either.
Then I added the wreath I made to the door.
Here are some planters I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $15 each!! They were originally $50. Craziness. I planted topiary trees in them. Hope they survive till at least the holidays so I can put Christmas lights on them. :)
Sooo, here’s what our porch-entryway-walkway looks like now…
And with a little vinyl.
Much better right? I’m very happy. It’s another one of those things that you think “why didn’t I do this a long time ago?”
Yes, I got a new doormat thank goodness. To find out how I made those little black numbered pots you can click here. When you don’t have vinyl, you just free-hand it. It’s all good. :)
Here are a few more shots…
Lastly, I made a chalkboard sign to hang outside for the solicitors. They always come knock and ring the doorbell when the baby is sleeping. Arghh!!
Hope it works. :)
I hope you enjoyed our little front porch makeover!
P.S.-I had to update this post to say the topiary trees have bit the dust. The porch still looks the same, but I don’t have anything in the red planters since I apparently have a brown thumb instead of a green one. :)
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