If you remember from our home plans, we have a front porch! I’ve never had a front porch before, so this was so much fun. While things are getting finished up on the inside, I decided to make the front porch a little more inviting:
First up was an old library cart I bought from the online classifieds for $15:
I taped off the wheels with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape – found at Home Depot:
and gave it a lovely coat of Martha Stewart’s Araucana Teal (Home Depot!) and applied with my handy dandy sprayer. A watering can with some flowers from holds a stack of magazines in place. Do you want to play some croquet??
I have always wanted white rockers on a front porch! Do you recognize the rug? It was in our basement family room in Virginia, and I thought it would be the perfect candidate for the porch.
For the front door, I debated between a dark dark gray, a bright yellow, and a soft blue-green. I stood there in Home Depot for about 45 minutes, paralyzed! I loved them all, but finally decided I would probably do a yellow pantry door, and maybe a dark gray on the other side of the exterior door, and so final answer: I went with Martha Stewart’s Tidewater for the outside of the front door. I taped off the windows with the ScotchBlue™ Exterior Painter’s Tape for clean crisp lines,
plus all around the door hardware as well and taped some very professional looking brown paper to protect from the sprayer:
and also loved how crisp and clean the lines were from the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape without damaging the door:
Now, we’re ready for summer on the front porch, let’s get the inside finished, what do you say??
Are you ready to spruce up your outdoor space for summer? There’s a whole blog hop being hosted by Kate at Centsational Girl but right now, you can head right on over to Domestically Speaking to see her summer project.
We’re also giving away a $50 Home Depot e-gift card at 320 Sycamore to help you get going on your summer projects – to enter, you need to join the Home Depot Superfan program here and then just tell me in the comments what project you want to tackle this summer.
* I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.