Friday, April 13, 2012

Front Porch Spring Makeover Part 1

To ring in Spring I have been working on refreshing my front porch.  After all, a front porch in the South is a vital part of life, right?  I'm still trying to be a real Southerner...my husband says it's all in the sweet tea, but I'll take my kombucha any day!  My azaleas were in full bloom and timed perfectly with my creeping phlox.  So I got to work.  I painted the door with some leftover bedroom paint, and with a clearance can of spray paint I rehabbed a table, a rug, and the bird house.  I'm working on some plans to build a bench out of our old drop front crib, because it is against the law to resell them now.  And I think I am too sentimental.  Three of my four babies slept in that crib and the littlest one would have too, except my last two were too close together...aaah the days of two cribs.  I barely took a shower each day back then!  I'd go back in a minute to smell that baby smell again!

Ha! Take that Master's Azaleas!

There's the new door color, and the 15 bags of mulch I spread...and my basset.

Here's the before...that is pollen, not dust...yick!

New color.

I forgot to take a picture before.  Here's the old rug getting painted.

That's it for now.  I'm looking forward to finishing the bench and accessories.  And doing all of while spending almost nothing!  So far total cost $2.50 for spray paint, and $8 in mulch.  Oh! And I got most of the weeds pulled before mulching by using it as a consequence to sibling fighting...how awesome is that?  Let me know what you are doing to make your home Springy!

Love and Butter,

Mishelle

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