Front Porch Appeal - Porch News and Ideas for Porch Lovers
Issue #34 May 2012May days have almost come and gone. It has been quite a month and we are excited to share a new feature on Front Porch Ideas and More. More details below.
More importantly, this coming weekend celebrates Memorial Day and we take time to say thanks to our military and take a moment to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many that paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
If you have a family member, neighbor, friend, or acquaintance that is a WWII veteran, be sure to check out Honor Flight.
It is a wonderful organization that takes our veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veteran. Mary and I participated in such an event some time ago and it was a wonderful experience.
Please help spread the word. Our WWII veterans are dying at the rate of over 1000 per day; there is not much time left.
We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers
Iconic American front porch
What's Inside Our May 2012 Edition
Front Porch Designs IllustratorWe have been working on this project for quite some time and are excited to share it with you.
We always find it difficult to explain how a new or remodeled porch will change the overall appeal of a home. We know it can be dramatic, but how do you convey that to someone?
We found a way, our Front Porch Designs Illustrator.
Using a basic ranch and two-story home, we show over 30 different porch designs, from small porticos to large expansive porches (and everything in between). Get landscaping and walkway ideas too.
We encourage you to take a few minutes and use our Porch Illustrator (one-story) and Porch Illustrator (two-story). Let us know your thoughts; we'd love to hear from you.
Project - Homemade Porch Curtains
Outdoor curtains are perfect for almost any porch. Lori shows us how she used Tracy's tutorial (which we featured in a previous issue) to make these wonderful porch curtains. You will be delighted to know it is easy to do and you will love the results.
Porch curtains are very popular and not only add charm but also can provide protection from wind and rain to extend your porch sitting time!
Vintage Your PorchWant to dress up your porch? Add more appeal and charm to your home? Consider using vintage-style porch parts to do just that.
Running trim, brackets, vintage sawn balusters, and even porch columns can be added or changed (most relatively easy) to create a fun and charming front porch.
Front porch with dentil moldings, running trim and bracketsSee our Vintage Parts Headquarters for more details and options.
Look What We Found:
We found some really neat
for your porch.
Great any time of year but especially during the spring and summer months - Flag Day, June 14th, Independence Day, July 4th, just to name a few.
Here are a few of the many patriotic porch items we want to share with you.
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