A few years back I decided to paint the concrete floor of our front porch. I had already painted the back screened in patio floor and it came out fabulous. (To see our back patio floor click here.) But alas, the front porch concrete is not as porous as the back concrete and it does get exposed to more traffic, so as a result the paint had begun to peel.
I tried to fix it a few times but the peeling problem always came back. So last Friday I power washed most of the red and gray paint off. Then I asked you my wonderfully creative readers what you thought should be done about the floor...repaint, cover or simply leave it as is, all chippy looking.
So after spending about 45 minutes yesterday in Home Depot...yes again...looking at all of the different outdoor carpets they had, what I finally decided to do is to follow the majority of your input and leave it like it is. If at some point I come across a small carpet I think will work then I'll try it under the table, but for now this is it.
I actually think it is beginning to grow on me.
As you can see the front porch is rather small. Someday I would love to yank out the shrub in front of the bay window and expand the porch all the way down to the end of the brick wall. But until then I will be happy with my little spot just outside the front door.
I had purchased the bistro set from Home Depot for $70, cute isn't it? And the absolute perfect size for my porch. I also hung the plant the kids gave me for Mother's Day...they love the fact that it is right in the front of the house.
I had an old iron piece I bought at Pier One about 6 years ago, so that went on the bare white siding. I wrapped an antiqued flag around a grape vine wreath and used it to adorn the front door for a little touch of Americana. The evergreen in the back I potted at Christmas and had it in my kitchen. It has been living outside ever since and is doing pretty well, although I know she won't be happy forever in that bucket and will have to be put in the ground at some point.
The perfect spot to enjoy a little wine!
I also threw some bright red geraniums in one of the planters a neighbor was getting rid of...one man's trash is another woman's treasure!
Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend!
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