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Front Porch Fix-up
Having a nice pretty front porch will make you feel good about your home and
is a nice way to welcome guests. The first thing to do is clear away any
clutter that doesnât belong so you can have a clean canvas to work with.
a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
~ Consider the time of year. Since summerâs on itâs way, maybe you can
decorate your porch with a summer theme like sunflowers. Grow mini sunflowers
pots, make or buy a wreath or straw hat that includes silk or dried
sunflowers, put up a welcome sign with painted sunflowers, get a sunflower
or paint rocks as sunflowers. You can use these same ideas with any other
summer themes -- sail boating, the sun, the beach, shells -- the skyâs the
~ Attach thin strips (6-10â or so) of lattice to the roof of your porch
lengthwise with nails, then intertwine silk or real vines, leaves and flowers
cute cottage look border.
~ To save money and also look for creative ideas, shop thrift stores and yard
sales. Youâll find all sorts of neat stuff like baskets, old cans, silk
flowers, plants, welcome signs, wreaths and other odds and ends that you can
in your porch fix-up. When shopping, keep in mind how you could fix up some of
the things you find. For example, maybe you see a plain grapevine wreath you
could attach your own silk flowers or pretty ribbon to later, or maybe you
see a basket you like the shape of, but it needs a paint job so you could spray
paint it later. This kind of thinking will save you money and can give you
some unique decorations.
I hope these ideas will give you inspiration to fix-up your front porch.
Â, 2005, Monica Resinger
About the Author: Monica Resinger is the creator of 'Homemaker's Journal
E-Publications' where you will find many fun and informative home and garden
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