If you had a gatehouse and you had been working on it for the past month….and the last awning was hung and the new door was in place….
….is it embarrassing if you stood out in front of it and waved?
For at least twenty minutes.
What if people driving by honked….and you started clapping?
Or danced the lawnmower?
Would that be considered over the top?
I’m just checking.
Not that anyone around here would do that.
But if some one did….it would be because some one couldn’t help it.
All the enthusiasm and joy just kind of bubbled over.
I mean….when you start off with this.
And with a little elbow grease….
…and a little paint….
And the cutest set of striped awnings…..
It turns into this….who wouldn’t dance?
Can you believe it?
It was gray and overcast and raining today…..
….and I was still dancing when I went over this afternoon to take pictures.
Here’s just a few curb appeal ideas from the gatehouse transformation.
We painted all the concrete on the steps and around the base of the house.
Then we taped off a stripe on the steps with painter’s tape and painted a faux runner on the front.
I painted a welcome mat from IKEA.
I think it was $2.00.
I just printed letters off on the computer and cut them out.
Then I taped the outline of the letters and a border with painter’s tape and spray painted the whole mat.
Then we added these rustic metal numbers and topiary knock-out roses.
The black planters are from Lowe’s for about $9.00.
The black and white striped awnings came from Home Depo and I ordered them online.
I think my favorite addition are the new porch lights from Lamps Plus.
I adore them.
Don’t they look so gatehousey?
They are fun and modern with a classic design that might make a person stand outside a gatehouse and wave and dance the lawnmower.
If they were so inclined.
Good thing I’m way too mature for that.
Lamps Plus is the official lighting sponsor of the gatehouse and sent me these complimentary porch lights.
All opinions about lighting and dancing are completely my own.
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