This week I want to show you how you can easily freshen up your front porch to be welcoming & bright with odds and ends around your house or with a small budget.
Here I chose a rustic, light, and airy decor theme to blend with the current landscape of the area.
The goal: low cost, no maintenance (watering plants etc.), and easy to change for every season. A bit of creative recycling and repurposing will crucial to this update.
A fresh coat of beige/tan paint on the door, brightens and lightens the brick wall.
Spring is tree trimming time, we salvaged several large pieces of birch tree logs and cut them in a trio of sizes. I recycled a couple of old pine Christmas trees, spruced them up a bit and drilled holes in the logs to hold the artificial pine trees. To ensure stability in the wind, and a decorative finish, I used old rope to tie the three logs together.
The door wreath: A fun and memorable project. We recycled scrap wood to create a square frame, cut letter C, stained them and applied a white wash technique to give them that old barn board look. Lastly, I repurposed silk flowers from a recent wedding, made geometric shapes out of straws to add a bit of modern to the swag and was a key theme in the wedding. Repurposing these items from the wedding really gives this home a very special welcome to all who enter.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you to update or makeover your porch into a welcoming version of your style and personality.