Quick and Dirty Front Porch Holiday Makeover (for under $ 30)

Our quick (and dirty) front porch makeover for the holidays for under $ 30! See how we did it and the before & after photos. It's quite the change!

When we flew back from Greece, (just in time for Thanksgiving’s dinners – perfect timing!), the first view of our home was pretty…sad. It looked so neglected with its summer plants all dead, the hanging pots gone, bags of dirt and mulch plopped in the driveway and the unfinished look that our porch has sported even before we bought the house – who knows for how many years – giving the unattractive view of an abandoned shack.

I had to do something the quick (as in immediately) and dirty (as in dirt – literally) to shape up our front porch for the holidays season. First of all, see how bad it was:

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Dear Carpenter

Dear carpenter you should read this by twopluscute

Dear carpenter(s) who made our porch: Let me count the ways I do not love you.

It is snowy – again – today and it is not helping me be lenient. I want to start fixing things and the weather is hindering me. Some of the things I have to fix, are because of you dear carpenter.

You never measured – anything. As a result, you installed too short posts and too long balusters. That however is the least of what you failed to do properly. Please see enclosed list:

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