Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Front Porch

Our Front Porch is all spiffed up and ready to show. We really worked hard on this space because it's the first place potential buyers will see when they walk up to the house. 

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

I found a cute front door mat at for a reasonable price, but it's also available on Amazon.

We spent countless hours painting, cleaning, planting and decorating to get to this point..
I painted the front door, sidelights and transom window first, then Mr. DIY painted the porch posts and arches.  The railings received a fresh coat of black paint too. The porch concrete floor was powerwashed, benches and pots cleaned, and finally, flowers were planted. One of the last things I did was to go to Michaels to get some faux flowers for a basket I spray painted a light green.

I found these colorful Gerbera Daisies at our neighborhood Lowes. I'm so glad we have one less than ten minutes away!

I dug up the green daylillie and the trailing variegated plant from the backyard. Both plants had spread and were a little bit crowded in the space they were in, so it worked out well. I purchased some Spanish Moss from Amazon to top all the planted pots off.

Lowes also had a sale on ferns, so I purchased a few for the porch.
I was really disappointed when I cleaned the pots because the white finish was chipping off and it was unsightly. I didn't want to go out and spend $$$ for a new pot, so I did a temporary fix of painting the top rim and covering the edge with moss and the trailing plant. It was a quick fix and should get us through the next month or so. 

The bench pad and pillows were moved from the Basement Patio.

Here's a closeup of the basket of faux flowers for the Front Door. I picked purple flowers before I decided to bring up the bench cushion and flowers from the basement, otherwise I would have chosen red or orange flowers.

Mr. DIY is taking this week off to finish the "get the house ready to sell list. I'm hopeful
we'll get everything finished by the end of this month- in 3 days.

We're getting down to the wire, as they say...

If you were a potential buyer, would our front porch make a good first impression?



  1. Your entryway looks wonderful! I see very few people do much with their porches up here. Great job! I'm sure buyers would feel welcome and enjoy your porch!

  2. Your entryway looks clean, well cared for, pretty, and welcoming! Your pretty house on your beautiful property should sell quickly!!

  3. Your house was lovely before& still is.. You'll sell quickly. Your post reminded me to paint my porch pots to match this year's color scheme -thx. Gaill

    1. Thanks Gaill!The painted pots last a couple of years before they start peeling, but you can then just sand them and spray paint them again.

  4. Your front porch will most definitely make a great first impression!....Your whole house for that matter will make a great impression and I know it will not take long for you to get a buyer!

  5. My mum likes to break out all the colours from our storage unit when spring comes around. I mean, it's lovely to get some flowers on the table and cheer up the kids who aren't looking forward to school starting! Haha!


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