This month’s Lowe’s Creator challenge was “curb appeal”. The budget was small ($100) and the next couple of months involve the yard, so I wanted to focus my efforts elsewhere. I chose my front porch. Here are a couple of “before” shots:
So, we headed to Lowe’s where I picked up a new front porch mat ($14.95), some teak oil (for the table makeover I shared yesterday),
a small bag of “coarse sand” (also for the table makeover),
and I spent the rest on succulents (again, for the table project) and flowers and plants.
The first thing we did was clear the porch completely. Then we power washed the porch and the porch furniture.
The dead plants in my paint bucket planters (still one of my favorite projects) were removed and replaced with new ones. The antique white thing (sink? basin?) in the corner found a new home on the back deck and the dead plant was junked. That whole situation was replaced with an aqua pot (also from Lowe’s) filled with flowers.
The glider was an anniversary gift a few years back and the green side chairs came from Lowe’s 2 or 3 years ago.
I swapped out the front mat
and hung some summery décor.
And the whole place feels much more “come and sit a while” instead of “throw your junk here”, which is TOTALLY what I was going for.
And here’s a friendly reminder to head on over for your FREE Subscription to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine:
It really is a good one. I loved so many of the ideas is this month’s!
Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card for this month’s curb appeal challenge.