Are you thinking about making a change to your house like something small to improve something large? Here is my home improvement: my front porch view was a small project that created something large for my home!
It’s no wonder the front porch is the heart of the home. It provides us a place to view the outside world while providing a safe environment to enjoy close to home. We recently did a small home improvement to our front porch that will provide us many enjoyable evenings watching the outside view.
Home Improvement: My Front Porch View
First, we added a white porch swing that I purchased online from Wayfair (affiliate link). After we put it up we realized our porch floor looked horrible. There were blue paint marks from last year’s painting project we did with our little one. Can you imagine? We were going to paint the floor a dark red, but decided to stain it instead…and I’m loving the outcome. What do you think? I like to say we have a cottage-style home on the corner of 2nd & Denton Ave. in the old part of town. I think our newly improved front porch will surely make it so!! My view could not be any better than this.
Here’s a before and after picture side by side. I don’t even need to label which one is the old floor!
What a difference a little wood floor stain makes. I can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner. Our new front porch swing has been on my wish list for quite some time. If I could only talk my husband into having our porch expanded out to the left side a little more…I’d be perfectly happy!! There’s always some sort of home improvement we are doing to this old house!!
Do you have any home improvements you are working on this summer? I’d love to hear about it.
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