Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sprucing up the Front Porch

Most of you know that we are getting our house ready to put on the market. And, how many times have your heard that the front  of the house has to have curb appeal and the front door has to look great. Knowing this, I have been working on the front porch. Here is what it looked like last summer.
Don't look too close or you will see my fall wreath! It is my favorite & I still have to either find or make a more seasonal appropriate one. I added some red begonias in the large pot and spray painted a small pot red & planted more begonias. They are easy plants to grow and can take the afternoon sun. I also found the tall green pot & the lantern at my favorite store (HomeGoods) I put some river rocks & a candle in the lantern. The mat is new, but I can't remember if I found it at Ross or HG.
Here's another view.

I really love this bench. Last year I refinished with some bronze spray paint. Good as new!

Hope you had a terrific weekend! We participated in our neighborhood garage sale & sold over half of our stuff! It feels good that our "garage sale room" is now empty! Hope you had a productive or fun weekend too!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Pam




48 comments:

  1. Looks great! So welcoming and inviting. You have tons of curb appeal and won't be a 'drive by' when it's on the market.

    -heather

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  2. Love that bench, you did a wonderful makeover.

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  3. great curb appeal!
    The bench is special
    Kathy

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  4. Great curb appeal. Well done!

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  5. A nice porch -- warm and welcoming!

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  6. Lovely porch! Congrats on the garage sale. I've GOT to do that! Linda

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  7. Great makeover, the front porch looks very inviting.

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  8. Beautiful! very warm, welcome and inviting! The bench came out so nice!

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  9. Very nice! I love porches SO much!

    Jeanine

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  10. Great job, I love the bench! You have some great curb appeal going on. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  11. What a pretty porch! Whoever looks at your home will be blown away the minute they walk upon your pretty porch!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Oh, it looks beautiful! that bench is so lovely! thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  13. This looks great. I love front porches and I recently spruced mine up as well! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! ~Andrea

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  14. Your entry way looks so inviting. I especially like the bench!

    Stop over for a chance for a Lantern giveaway from CSN - patti

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  15. I think you are ready for they HGTV crew to come in and show your house. What lovely curb appeal and I bet the inside is just as inviting. Great job.

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  16. What a gorgeous Front porch. Lovely mosaic. Hope you get a chance to visit mine!

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  17. Good example of curb appeal. Lovely.

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  18. It looks so fresh and pretty...great curb appeal!

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  19. Just realize we live in the same city. :-)

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  20. Love your front porch. I bet you hate selling this house. Of course it will be fun to decorate the next one.

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  21. Looks great Pam! You have curb appeal, I would look twice:) Enjoyed our hot day today here in the Carolinas!~

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  22. Looks very welcoming. Good luck with the sale.

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  23. Your porch looks warm and inviting! Great job!

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  24. That looks fantastic! I'm sure it will sell in no time.

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  25. Your front entrance & bench look lovely! Very inviting! I hope your homes sells quickly for you.

    I'd be interested in more info on what color spray paint you used. Was it Oil Rubbed Bronze?
    I think I'll need to paint my bench next year. I just recovered the cushion for this week's MM post.

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  26. What a fun project and something you can enjoy every day!

    Amanda

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  27. Looks like an easy sell to me. You spruced that up just great. Valerie

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  28. Your changes look awesome. Good luck with the sale of your house!

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  29. What a fabulous DIY transformation~well done!

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  30. Looks very welcoming - Curb appeal sells so I think you've done a great job !!!!

    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  31. Your porch is inviting. It will make a great first impression.

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  32. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  33. The porch looks terrific! It is so true that curb appeal will draw in the buyers! Good luck selling. We will be doing this next year, hopefully!!!! XO, Pinky

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  34. Hi Pam...

    My friend, you have a delightful front porch! I love how you "spruced" it up for the season! I also really like your pretty bronze metal bench...it's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your pretty porch with us...I think it just sings "WELCOME"!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  35. What a lovely porch! It sure has lots of curb appeal :) Hope your having a wonderful day!
    XO
    Kristin

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  36. Very welcoming! Thanks for sharing with Anything Related!
    ~Bridgette

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  37. It looks very welcoming. Love your bench. I have a black one that is a bit rusty and peeling it's original paint. I think I'll paint it! Thanks for the nudge. : )

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  38. Great job!! Love it!! The fern just completes your porch :)Check out my giveaway here...

    http://jillybeansdoggieboutique.blogspot.com/2010/05/doggie-bed-giveaway.html

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  40. Good luck with the sell (we thought it looked great in the before pic!) The color combos are great - and we love the paint job on that bench!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  41. Pam its a beautiful porch, really I love it specially your bench is superb, I am not very found of wrought iron furniture, but its beautiful..

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    Love Farah

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  42. hi there! thanks so much for visiting my blog! You must be very busy, getting your house ready to sell, and raising baby opossums! Good luck!

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  43. Your fern is beautiful. Up here in Ohio, they are not very big. In Florida, they always looked like yours. Very nice looking porch.

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  44. I don't have much room on my front porch for decoration, but my deck could REALLY benefit from some help! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  45. You are so lucky to have a real front porch! You did a great job. I'm sure it won't be on the market long. Best of luck!

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  46. You have done a great job! As a realtor for 18 yrs I can't tell you how important it is, first impression and all.

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