Simple Front Porch Makeover on a Budget
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.
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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.
The new front door came with new trim, but it was only primed, so it looked horrible after a while.
My plaid doormat looked faded, so it got moved to a backdoor.
Most of the trim needed to be repainted, especially the porch ceiling.
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)
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.
The plaid rug was replaced with this lovely layered doormat rug combination. (Floral doormat | Green Buffalo Check Rug)
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)
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.
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Emy is a vintage obsessed mama of 2 DIYer who loves sharing affordable solutions for common home problems. You don’t need a giant budget to create a lovely home. Read more…
love the yellow door! it’s so fun!