Before and After: Front Porch Makeover

Before and After: Front Porch Makeover

Janel Laban
Nov 8, 2007

A front porch "before" (above) and a fantastic "after". Bluelines posted a roundup of real-life projects inspired by Blueprint features. One of our favorites: a makeover of this front porch. Check it out below the jump:

The green door and red mailbox look so upbeat and work well together and with the overall grey of the siding. All the little details really add up to a much more welcoming entry to the home.

According to Bluelines, Gabrielle (of Design Mom) "removed the screen; painted the door green and the handle and knocker silver; replaced the overgrown shrubs with plants from other parts of the yard that needed more room to breathe; swapped the old porch light for a modern fixture from Ikea ("It hangs lower and adds more welcoming light as you approach the house," she says); bought a shiny, red Swedish mailbox to add a little more pop; installed a new doorbell and house numbers; and added some terra cotta pots with warm, colorful flowers."

Inspiring redo, Gabrielle!

Check out the Bluelines post here and, for even more photos of the new front porch, here is the Design Mom post.

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