BACK PORCH MAKEOVER // Part Two

I believe (along with our favorite guy Chip Gaines) that all makeovers should begin with a demo-day. Unfortunately, this one began with a cleaning day.

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This is the after

I searched everywhere for a good brick cleaner and this one was recommended to me. It didn’t take too much scrubbing and it actually worked!  Can you notice the difference?

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The Before- Notice the Dirt

I also scrubbed the ceiling and posts (wow, what a difference!) and attacked a few (ok, a lot) of spider webs. It’s funny how quickly spider webs accumulate in an outdoor room.

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I took the drapes down and gave them a thorough cleaning. If you are thinking about putting up outdoor drapes you can save a fortune by making your own curtain rods. I bought these black metal rods at home depot for less than $20 each. I needed really long ones and just had them cut the pipe to the length I needed. I hung them with brackets. They were about 25% of the cost of purchasing extra long curtain rods.  I think they look great!

Now that the cleaning is done, it’s time to decorate!


This post is the second in a larger series… since I’m not done with the makeover, who knows how many there will be! You can find part one here.

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2 thoughts on “BACK PORCH MAKEOVER // Part Two

  1. Love the curtain rods…cute & clever! What are the cap things on the end & would you mind sharing where you found those? I would love to do this on my patio. Thanks in advance for the info.

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