Mother’s Day Makeover

It’s nothin’ big but I’ve been dying to paint the steps and front door for weeks and we just haven’t had a day to carve out and do it.  So this past weekend I got a little instant gratification with a front stoop face lift.  Here’s the before…

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I found some tope-a-rees (topiaries) at Lowe’s for $39 and I snatched ‘em up.  I then bought your standard terra cotta pots (I prefer them above all else because of their clean lines and classic shape).  I also bought some Valspar outdoor spray paint.  A can of black and a can of white with which I sprayed stripes (duh) on the pots.  Here’s the after…

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Our mailbox was formerly gold and at the last minute, I pulled it off the wall and sprayed it with some Liquitex coral whiz and then a coat of clear oil based to protect it from running.  It was kind of an after thought, but now I think I’m going to do coral on the front door.  I’m painting the landing and steps BM Hunter Green…


And then I am thinking perhaps BM Coral Gables on the front door…


And new sconces of course.  This is proving a bit more difficult of a task.  I know very few sources for outdoor lighting.  Right now, anything verdigris would be perfection as far as I’m concerned.  Like two of these beauties from Urban Electric

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They’re not in my price range right now, but I think the shape and style is perfection.  I’ll keep looking.  In the meantime, I always welcome your thoughts and opinions.  And as always, thanks for stopping by.

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