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Simple Front Porch Makeover on a Budget

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This simple front porch makeover features colorful decor to make the front door a focal point. 

My front porch was looking a little worse for wear after our long winter, so I decided to give it a makeover.

At first, my plans were huge, but as the weather warmed up, I realized how much I enjoyed simply being outside. So my complex plans got simplified and I’m still very happy with this front porch makeover. 

If you’re looking for more porch inspiration, be sure to check out this post on small porch decor ideas.

porch makeover for improved curb appeal

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Front Porch Before

After getting a new front door, I painted the door using the same paint as our last paint, but that was it. 

front porch before makeover

The new front door came with new trim, but it was only primed, so it looked horrible after a while. 

front door trim before

My plaid doormat looked faded, so it got moved to a backdoor. 

old doormat before porch makeover

Most of the trim needed to be repainted, especially the porch ceiling.

porch ceiling before makeover

But most of all, it was just kind of boring. 

Simple Front Porch Makeover

All of the trim was cleaned, then primed to cover the black spots. Then it got a few coats of outdoor paint. (Front Door | Yellow Paint | Door Hardware)

front porch makeover after with layered rugs and potted flowers

I also painted the ceiling a pale aqua color. I’ve heard that it keeps bugs away, but time will tell. No matter what, it’s lovely. 

aqua ceiling on front porch makeover

The plaid rug was replaced with this lovely layered doormat rug combination. (Floral doormat | Green Buffalo Check Rug)

Layered rugs using a buffalo check rug with a floral doormat in front of a yellow front door.

I added yellow shasta daisies to blue pots from At Home. (similar)

Then I added a small wooden bench to hold a vintage toolbox turned flower pot. (Coconut Fiber Liner | Tool Box – similar)

upcycled toolbox to flower planter on vintage bench for porch makeover.

One day I’ll go all out and do a full makeover with thicker columns and a brick paver floor, but for now this spot looks pretty happy.

One porch down, a few more to go. 

front porch makeover featuring yellow front porch, layered rugs, toolbox planter and potted daisies.

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