Curb Appeal Reveal

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal - Summer

Hi everyone!  It’s hard to believe a whole month has gone by since my blogging friends and I challenged each other to up the curb appeal of our homes.  We all have accomplished so much in the last 4 weeks and to celebrate we are giving away a gift card for $110 to the Home Depot/ Home Decorators!!!  Woo Hoo!!!  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter :).

Here’s a reminder of what our farmhouse looked like when we started.  They was quite a few overgrown shrubs and a poor site line to the front door.  Our light was pretty old and dirty and every spring and fall would be home to a nesting bird family.  There was also no comfy spot to sit and take in the view of the front of our home.  You can start from the beginning here.

Curb appeal hop - landscaping before

Below is the checklist we started with.  We were able to complete almost everything except the pergola.  Instead of adding a pergola we hope to extend the front porch with a solid roof in the future.

Farmhouse Curb Appeal

  • dig out and move the shrubs that are in bad spots in the front and place in better locations in the yard
  • add a tree, some evergreens and other small perennials to the front
  • hide the ugly short wall in the front
  • add more comfortable seating to the front porch
  • paint the entryway bench
  • change out the front light to one that isn’t as bird friendly and has more of a farmhouse feel
  • add more potted plants and porch décor
  • add a welcoming sign
  • time permitting extend the front entrance by adding a pergola

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The first thing we did to change the curb appeal was to add some new landscaping to create a better site line to the front door.  We also added a tree to create some much needed shade and breakup the length of our home.  Next, we covered our ugly concrete wall with some DIY- lattice.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

 

We added a new barn porch light and some comfy rocking chairs from Lamps Plus.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The pop of black from the porch light and the white from the rocking chairs make such a big difference.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Jason and I created a DIY – pallet sign for our farmhouse front porch to welcome guests and make our porch uniquely ours.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

I added a new flag pillow and welcome mat from Home Goods as well as some flower pots and a hydrangea filled  watering can to make it even more welcoming.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

The pillows on the rocking chairs are from Big Lots.  Our new white rocking chairs look great with our newly painted red entryway bench.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal

Thanks again for following along on our curb appeal challenge.  Don’t miss my friends reveals below!!!

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Don’t forget to pin Our Farmhouse Front Porch – Curb Appeal Pin!

Over the last month my blogging friends and I challenged each other to up the curb appeal of our homes. Stop by to see how we changed up the landscaping, added diy lattice, added a new porch light and decorated our farmhouse front porch http://lehmanlane.net

Thanks again to Lamps Plus for helping sponsor this reveal!

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Curb Appeal Hop – Week 5

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10 thoughts on “Curb Appeal Reveal

  1. Tara, beautiful job! I can picture it when that tree comes in – it’s the perfect placement for it, and I love all of your accents. You’ve done a fantastic job of drawing the eye up the front door!

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