A couple of weeks ago I posted a list of things that I’d like to accomplish outside of our home to improve its curb appeal. I’ve been able to check everything off of my front porch list except the door and mail slot. I’m holding off on the mail slot because the Chippendale door just may cover the slot and if it does, I may leave well enough alone.
What I accomplished: Replaced light Painted mailbox Painted threshold Scraped paint and caulk off the brick Purchased door mat
Here are some refresher pictures of what I wanted to accomplish:
Here’s my updated entrance!
Removing the paint from the brick ended up being easier than I thought it would be. I was lucky that a lot of what was on my brick was caulk. I was able to scrape off the caulk and paint with a 3 in 1 tool. All that was needed was elbow grease, no chemicals. See the difference?
I searched and searched for a light and finally found one I liked at a local lighting shop.
A new door mat and painted threshold look so much nicer.
I looked and looked for a new mailbox and didn’t find one that I liked, so I painted the one that we had. We ended up not using it because our new light is a bit bigger than our old one and placing the mailbox below it looked awkward.
Side by side before and after:
I wanted to finish these projects by fall and I’ve still got a few weeks left to finish the door. We had the door made by a local shop and it must be cut down to fit our space. As soon as Mr. SP has time to get it cut to the correct size, we’ll paint it.
Soon it will be time to switch summer plantings over to fall ones. Mums will look nice here.
Hope everyone is having a good week. My students came back to school this week and I am dog tired after each day.
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