When we last left off I had shown you this photo, our freshly painted door but not so nice looking deck and steps. That needed to change, so out came the paint and muscles...mine not my husbands, he cant stand to paint (weird that opposites really do attract).
Here is a closer look at the deck. Not horrible but just not fresh.
The grey/tan colored paint was doing nothing to enhance this beautiful area.
First I pressure washed off the deck to remove most of the chipping paint and to clean up any dust or dirt. Then came the scraper (OK its a plaster knife but who really cares, it got the job done) to remove any extra flaking.
Next it got a good sweeping and I was ready to begin.
Here you can see the improvement after just one coat of black.
Two coats on and looking mighty fine (if I do so say myself).
Its amazing how it can make the same furniture as before now look like it belongs.
There was one last detail to complete the space. I picked up this iron welcome mat last summer at a yard sale for practically nothing. It stayed through the winter and well...it didn't come out looking so hot. It was rusted and in need of a little touch up.
So out came the handy dandy rust paint and we were ready to roll!
Now that's one welcoming mat..no?
This is the front on the day we bought the place:
And here we are now:
Does your front porch need sprucing up? Remember a little paint and elbow grease can take you a long way!