Day 15: Inviting

home reno
Our house really needed some curb appeal.

The yard was really grown over and the bushes in the front of the house had taken over the walkway.


My mom took on the job of chopping and taking out some of the bushes.  She also reworked the front flower beds.

We took out the Bradford Pear tree in the front because it was blocking sunlight to the front windows of our living room.  It would have to be trimmed constantly since it was so close to the house.  A hassle we did not want to deal with.


There was three truck loads of garbage that had been thrown in the yard that we had to bring to the dump.

Jamie not only power washed the whole house, he also did the fence.

Jamie painted the whole front porch with cement paint because it was stained and nasty.

I purchased two white Chippendale planters off of Amazon for only $21.99 each + free shipping!!!  I looked everywhere for this style and all I could find were wood ones for $100+.  I didn’t want wood due to rotting.  These plastic ones will last forever.

We picked up this really cute Welcome mat for only $7.99 at Lowes!

We put on one side of the front porch our old outdoor table set that we had purchased for our last home at Harris Teeter.


Jamie painted the front door a coastal blue.

I purchased this vinyl Hello. sign from Etsy.

Without the Bradford Pear tree and the overgrown bushes, you can now see the front porch and walk up to the front door!

Everything is white and clean!

I think it looks much more inviting now!



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