It’s curb appeal challenge reveal time! For the last few weeks, myself and 10 other bloggers were challenged to do a series of projects that would add curb appeal to our homes. I took on some fun projects and I’m really happy with how the porch décor and landscape lighting came out. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
But first, do you remember where we were just a few weeks ago?
Yep, that is my house. And just in case you are wondering about the multi-colored shrub by the front step, it is not some exotic variegated species of boxwood. Its just another dead bush that got one too many leg lifts from the dogs. So the first step to creating curb appeal was to clean up the
Landscape Clean up and After Photos
To recap week 1, I replaced the dead bushes and added white Begonias, red Geraniums and blue Ageratum. It will take a few weeks but soon the Begonias and Ageratum will become pretty mounds of flowers. I also hung 2 Petunia bags on the lamp post. I got them on sale for 6 dollars each at a local green house. SCORE! But beware the bags dry out quick. They need daily water.
With the flowers taken care of I moved on to creating a welcoming front porch.
Welcome Home Porch décor
I painted my front door a bright and cheery blue . I also created this fun pinwheel basket. Pinwheel Bouquet Tutorial Here
Btw, Ray (the wonder mutt) says pinwheels are his favorite. LOL
Next I created these ah-mazing concrete planters. Oh wait, that never happened. Well, it sort of happened. I did start the concrete planter project but after a day of lifting heavy concrete bags in the heat of the day while simultaneously trashing my garage, I decided concrete was stupid. There was a better way to acquire beautiful planters. I traded in the concrete project for a trip to the AtHome store. Considering it was either 20 hours in the hot garage mixing and pouring concrete or 1 hour in a beautiful air conditioned home décor paradise, the trip to Athome was a no brainer. Not to mention, the AtHome store has aisles and aisles of everything home décor so finding a couple of gorgeous ceramic planters was like shooting fish in a barrel
Here is my Athome find.
I love the blue and white! Big Chewie likes them too. In case you are wondering, Big Chewie is the shrub artist and the reason we replaced three front bushes.
The new planters complement my pinkish red sewing cabinet planter from week 3 too. Tutorial Here
Creative House Numbers
Week 4 was all about the house numbers.
You can check out the tutorial here
For this last week I finished up the front porch by sewing pillows and adding a few more touches to the décor.
My last project was to add landscape lighting. I ordered John Timberland landscape lighting from Lamps Plus.
They arrived quickly and the install was super simple.
All you have to do is call Dad.
Hey Dad, how about some father/ daughter time putting in landscape lighting? Happy Fathers Day Dad! Sadly I’m not kidding, it really was Father’s Day. In my defense he only lives about a mile away and he is an electrical engineer. But seriously it was super simple and I could have totally done it myself. It was just a matter of connecting the wires. Everything that was needed came with the lights I ordered.
I’m giddy with excitement over the new lighting. The results add a lot to upping the curb appeal don’t you think?
I hope you enjoyed the Curb Appeal make-over.
In case you missed a week , here are the links to the tutorials and each week of the challenge…
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Now check out the reveal projects from the other curb appeal challengers. I can’t wait to see what they have been up to…
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