It’s Thursday, so time again for Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!
I had to laugh when I saw this week’s prompt. She read my mind! My front porch definitely needed some attention. The front of our house faces the road, and we never really even go out there. So the front porch was looking neglected.
First, it just needed a little TLC – specifically, a good sweeping. Next, I wanted to focus on those brass numbers (which can’t be seen from the road and are therefore useless) and adding a little curb appeal. I also dislike the brass light fixture outside, but I didn’t have time to address that for this little project.
Please note: I have edited my house number for safety reasons. While it looks like it’s just the number 7, there are more numbers. I just wanted to clarify so there is no confusion when I write “numbers” but it looks like there’s only one.
Without further ado, here is my mini-makeover of my front porch!
First I swept, although I don’t have any fancy pictures of that. Then I took off the old numbers. Here’s a shot of the old number 7 and the new number 7 side by side. Which one do you think will be visible from the road?
Then I potted a friendly hosta from my yard. I just wanted something with a little color before I switch to a mum for the fall. Don’t worry – this guy is going in one of the beds bordering the house. Better than his previous spot, randomly in the yard.
Last, I quickly made a wreath. This is also a place holder for a couple of weeks until I feel like it’s appropriate to put up a fall/harvest wreath. My goal for this one was just to make it bright so that, again, it could be seen from the road.
So there it is: my little front porch makeover. I paid about $10 for all of the numbers; everything else, I found around the house. It’s definitely not winning any HGTV awards, but for me, this is a definite improvement.
So there it is! Have you done any small projects that have a big impact? Share!
P.S. Welcome, folks from Gussy Sews!
P.P.S. Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend’s almost here.