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Spring Porch Spruce Up

     Through the winter, I must confess I fell short on maintaining one of the most important parts of our home, the front porch!

     By October, I usually move my palms out of their planters, and replace them with evergreens such as Junipers. Come April, the palms are moved back for the warm months. However, this winter all that remained was the root ball of the past season's palm tree! Shameful, I know!

     Chipped paint on the planters, tarnished hardware on a faded door, and a tattered rug really need no further description-- so in one word:  PITIFUL!

     Now, in my defense, (and Lord knows I need one!) during this time I took on a full-time job outside of my home, and that was quite an adjustment for me. Six months later, I suppose I've adjusted now and hope to never leave such an important area as neglected again!

     As new life bursts forth from the ground, a new surge of energy tends to “spring” up in us as well, enabling us to take on those projects in need.

     So we already know my front porch was a charity case, and now I am happy to say after a makeover, it is ready to welcome guests again. A cheerful and coastal color for the door, a “constellation” of starfish, and tropical foliage will carry well into the summer months.

     A fresh coat of glossy black for the planters, shiny new hardware, and a rug that’s neither tattered nor torn, complete the makeover.

     For about $150.00 and a few hours work I have a whole new look! Minimal time and money can achieve maximum results and just might inspire you for another spring spruce up.




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