Our May Lowes Creative Ideas challenge is to transform our entry, front yard, or garden with some fresh ideas that add much-needed character and maximize curb appeal. With just a few small changes my porch is transformed, and I didn’t even have to spend a bundle to enjoy a happy trip up my walkway!
Here is what my porch looked like “during”. (I forgot to get a shot of the “before” because I was so anxious to clean the furniture and sweep off the porch.)
And here is the after!
And here is a shot of my front door before. Yes, the Easter wreath was still on the door until a few days ago (sheepish grin).
And here is the much improved after.
I purchased two small boxwood shrubs to frame my door and two beautiful hanging baskets. I was going to plant my own baskets, but after some quick math of adding up the cost of new coconut liners and the price of the flowers I wanted it was cheaper (and so much easier) to just buy the gorgeous pre-made baskets.
I love instant flower gratification! Now I just have to remember to water them so they continue looking beautiful.
And here is one more beauty shot of the porch.
And now it’s time for one of you to have some fun! Lowes Creative Ideas is giving away $100 Lowes gift card to one lucky Home Stories reader. Follow the directions in the widget below to enter! (If you are reading in a feed you need to hop on over to the main blog.)
Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and received a Lowe’s gift card to complete my projects. All photos, opinions, and experiences are my own.