This Giveaway is now CLOSED!!
This month, as one of Lowe’s Creative Bloggers, I was given the challenge of spicing up the “curb appeal” of my home. I was a little bit more excited about this challenge than I should have been.
The front of my house needed some serious attention. It is not that I didn’t want to work on making it nicer…it just that it was a fairly big undertaking and we always had more pressing items on the to do list.
The bushes in the front of our house and the sides of the front porch were overgrown and needed to be removed. In December, we had a huge windstorm with winds over 100 mph. The wind blew from the East and both of these bushes sustained permanent damage on the East sides. All the vegetation had been completely stripped from them. It was time for them to go for good.
And those decorative trees? Well they both were also pretty badly beat up. One was completely broken in half…which is why it is leaning up on the brick wall. The potted plants? Well…both of those got blown right out of the pots. We had replanted them hoping they would survive…but as you can see…they didn’t fare too well. And…how do you manage to have a plant that is dead on one side and not the other? Ha!
So this “curb appeal” was JUST the motivation I needed to get this area fancied up. We got to work ripping out the two main bushes and a couple of smaller ones as well. Then we bought some plants and flowers to add some much needed color and texture to the front of our home.
And…I FINALLY got the nerve up to paint my front door black! Can I get a holler? I have always LOVED black front doors. We bought some new door hardware from Lowe’s which made a huge difference in the overall look of the finished front porch area. I will be sure to share some things I learned and the products I used for painting the front door.
We also picked up these nice chairs from Lowe’s so we can sit on our front porch at night and enjoy the nice Summer Evenings we get here. This is also where we come and enjoy a good summer afternoon rainstorm.
I am really happy with how the whole look of the front of my home has changed. It was quite a bit of work…but it really needed to be done. And guess what? Lowe’s want to help one of you update your curb appeal.
Want to win $100 in the form of a Lowe’s Gift Card? I thought you might! What do you have to do? Simply follow the directions below…
Leave a comment, on this post, telling me what “curb appeal” project you’d tackle with $100 from Lowe’s.
That’s it folks!! Can’t get any easier than that can it?
*This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and over only. Contest closes on Tuesday, June 5 at noon MST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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**I was given a gift card by Lowe’s to create my Lowe’s Makeover Challenge this month. However all opinions and statements are my own.