May 22, 2014

welcome to our front porch!

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:front porch 320 sycamore
First up was an old library cart I bought from the online classifieds for $15:
metal school cart
 

I taped off the wheels with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape – found at Home Depot:


scotch blue exterior tape

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??metal cart
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.
front porch rocking chair
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,
scotch blue tape for painting a door
plus all around the door hardware as well and taped some very professional looking brown paper to protect from the sprayer:painting a front door
front door 320 sycamore
and also loved how crisp and clean the lines were from the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape without damaging the door:
front door with scotch blue
Now, we’re ready for summer on the front porch, let’s get the inside finished, what do you say??
front porch 320 sycamore
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.
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Good luck!
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* 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.


24 comments:

  1. Love the front door color!!

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  2. Love your porch and door! Is your door wood or metal?

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  3. Love your porch and that adorable cart! I wish I could find treasures like that in our Craigslist! I would love to tackle doing a couple of flower boxes on two of my front windows.

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    1. Sometimes you can find them at school auctions/yard sales. Contact your local schools' district offices to see where they sell their surplus.

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  4. I need to paint my front door, actually. Along with some trim around my house. I also have lots of yard projects to do. rose_amyd@hotmail.com

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  5. I love your front door, side windows, and privacy glass, so it lets in light but people can't see in. BUT, where is your peep hole? How are you going to check who is at your door??? I'm super paranoid like that.

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    1. It's on the list! We'll see how long it takes for us to install it. ;)

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  6. Omg I really love that door color! You did a great job, it looks awesome!

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  7. I LOVE that door!
    I must know where you got your pillows (especially the flowered one). Please tell...

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    1. Last year at Target. I haven't seen them this year..sorry!

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  8. I love your front door color & not only ,because it's my front door color either { He-He}. Love the front porch space! Bright & Cheery!

    Paige.Rose
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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  9. I am in awe of these moms who can just decide to paint their front door, and then do it! IN AWE. I'm paralyzed with fear of imperfection and indecision to get the teeny tiniest project accomplished.

    What a beautiful space.

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  10. We are fairly new in our house too, so I'm tackling the flower beds and foundation plantings. Looking forward to it!

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  11. I joined..and I am wanting to tackle OUR front porch as well!! It looks dead & needs a summer makeover!!

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  12. Certainly a place that says "kick back and stay a while". Gorgeous.

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  13. I have lots of DIY projects to do! Just retired so now I have time. :) China Hutch redo, front porch redo & organize my art studio!

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  14. luv it! the color of the front door is fantastic. I wish my front porch was big enough for this set up...it is gorgeous

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  15. I am tackling several projects this summer: 1)finish my stairs to 2nd floor - i pulled up the carpet and am refinishing the treads and risers; 2)strip dining room table, painting the base and legs and staining the table top; 3)repaint all of the trim and doors in my house from builder cream to a crisp white. Anyone want to come help with the last one?!!!!

    Your porch is so inviting. I love all of it.

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  16. Could you please let us know the name of your paint color? It is beautiful!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE your front door!! I want to tackle my kitchen this summer. It is in desperate need. We didn't even have a dishwasher and nowhere to put one so we bought a portable and it sits in the middle of the kitchen :(

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  18. We have a guest bathroom that is BORING BEIGE! Please help! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. I want to tackle our basement and front lawn this summer! We are in the process of hanging drywall. I need a few extra plant for the front of the house! ( I am a Home Depot Superfan!)

    heatherp626@msn.com

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