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Front Porch Appeal

Issue #32 March 2012

Porch News for Porch Lovers

Welcome to the new format of Front Porch Appeal. After three years, Mary and I thought it was due for a fresh new look. Spring is certainly in the air in Middle Tennessee. How about where you live? Are you making plans for your porch this year?

We know many of you are thinking of screening your porch or adding porch curtains. No matter what, enjoy time on your porch with your family and friends. A porch is very good for the soul!

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Mary & Dave at NAMS 7 Mary and I were honored to speak at the Niche Affiliate Marketing Conference (NAMS) in Atlanta GA in February. We had fun sharing our story of creating Front Porch Ideas and More and what it has allowed us to do.

In addition, Mary gave a most inspirational presentation on improving your mindset for success.

Create a Painted Rug on Your Porch

Porch floor paint surely does not need to be boring. We are excited for you to see the painted rug that Linda created for her front porch floor. Linda is the author of a wonderful blog "It All Started With Paint" and she shares her tutorial with us.

Linda transformed her front porch from ho-hum to a most charming head-turner. In addition to her painted rug, Linda shares how she used porch paint and vinyl numbers to pretty up her front porch steps.

Enjoy the pictures here and then read Linda's full porch paint story.

Linda's painted rug

Read more about Linda's painted rug.

Learn more about Linda.

How might you use these ideas for your home?

Look at These Small Porch Plans We Found!

How would you feel if your home had one of these wonderful small porches?

We found this beautiful collection of small porch plans that you can download to your computer instantly upon purchase. Completely affordable and professionally drawn by professional architects, this eBook includes plans for each of the porches shown here.

Dave and I purchased these plans and consider this a very nice value for homeowners who want to dress up the front of their home with a small front porch.

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Purchase the Porch Plan eBook

Be smart about your project! Mary and I recommend that you consult with a licensed contractor and your local building codes department before beginning construction.

We Enjoyed Porches of Northern California!

In February we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. (Of course, we were just babies when we were married.)

To celebrate, we visited parts of Northern California - San Francisco, Sausalito and the Monterey Bay area. Oh my goodness, we saw so many beautiful porches and want to share a few with you. Just gorgeous.

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Enjoy our pictures & video from San Francisco

Tale a moment to see our pictures & and video of Sausalito

See where we stayed for most of our trip: Pacific Grove (Monterey Bay)

Join our Porch Community on Facebook

You're invited to be part of our Facebook community. We share ideas with one another for decorating and using our porches.

Share Your Porch Photos

Would you like to share your porch photos with us? We would enjoy showing them off for you. Just upload your photos here. Tell us a little about each of them. We like to know the details.

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Mary and Dave

Happy porch sitting from your porch friends,

Mary & Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.

Disclaimer: We may earn a commission on products that we recommend.

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small rocking chair

A Few of Our
Porch Favorites

Outdoor pillows Pretty outdoor pillowsicon

A wooden porch swing
A wooden porch swing

is an all-time favorite

Outdoor curtains Wispy outdoor curtainsicon
add a touch of privacy to your porch

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