Friday, May 18, 2012

Front Porch Makeover

When we bought this house just over two years ago, we knew that there was lots that we wanted to change about it. Some of the renovations were major, like the kitchen and two of the bathrooms, and we undertook those first. Other problem areas were more minor, but just as irritating in their own way.

This is the mismatched, pink, front walk and porch that we lived with until recently.

We purchased our home in the middle of winter, so maybe the fact that this eyesore of an entrance way was partially, snow covered when we first saw it convinced us that it wasn't so bad. It was. I truly don't know what the previous owners were thinking.

Finally, this spring we had it fixed. We looked at our options and quickly realized that recovering the existing stamped concrete was the most affordable and quickest choice. We're thrilled with the way it came out. As my husband says, it doesn't stick out anymore.

What was pink is now a more neutral gray. Amazingly, our neighbors say that they never really noticed the pink. I wonder if they're just being polite?

Aside from some flowerbed work, that's one more project completed around here. Only a thousand or so to go. The joys of home ownership!

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  1. So, so much better! And I like pink. It's a fine color. It has its place. Just not on the concrete front porch ...



    1. Pink is one of my favorite colors, but it was all wrong out there!

  2. Thanks for sharing this idea. We are so glad you came to another week of our fun "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please join us again! -The Sisters