I promised you pictures of my fresh clean front porch all ready for summer. And I'm happy to say that it's ready. It was a lot of work, but so worth it! Our porch provides us a lot of shade since it's under so many trees. However, the trees can make it get dirty fast. Plus we live in the south which means we get a lot of heat and humidity during the warm months, so we have to deal with mildew on the white railings. Then yellow pollen in the Spring. So, cleaning our porch is not a luxury, it's a necessity!
We used these two solutions to clean it.
My poor husband did most of the cleaning because I wasn't able to use the pressure washer. Have you ever tried using one of those things? It's hard!
He climbed up the ladder to get the top portion of the porch. It was a wet and dirty job!
Just look at this close-up of our gutters though. The left side is before and the right side is after it's cleaned.
We really need to cut these limbs off that are hanging on our house.
Just look at what visited us while we were out there too!
Yep! That would be a snake. It was a king snake so it wasn't dangerous. But, let's just say that I quit walking in the pinestraw after that!
We took the furniture off the porch to clean it also.
And now.................here is the after!
I didn't style it for photos because it's just too darn hot! It's also too darn muggy. So, this is how it looks all the time now. The cushions were also cleaned. They are made with outdoor fabric. Everything out here is weather proof and functional. That is key to having it last!
Sometimes, at night, I'll light the candle in my lantern and sit outside and rock. So peaceful!
I recently purchased these pink geraniums for our porch. I've had good luck with them before. We removed the planter baskets that were on our rails because they were looking bad. So, now I just put flowers around the front door.
So, do you want to come over and drink some lemonade with me on my newly cleaned front porch? I promise you'll get lots of shade. But, I can't promise you won't sweat to death from the high humidity here in GA. I really could use some ceiling fans out here.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~