House Numbers

Leah PoarchWelcome to The Front Poarch! My name is Leah and I write The Front Poarch, my story about the low-cost renovation of our 1950s ranch style home. I love all things mid-century especially if I can get them for free of next to nothing. The hubs and I are Craig’s List junkies and are always on the hunt for a good deal. Enjoy this story about my re-purposed baby crib railing!


Our house is looking a little like this these days. . .

My in-laws are here from Florida this week so we’ve been stripping wallpaper, building seating and making one final addition to my pantry! I promise I’ll give the full run-down next week but for now, here’s one final update to the front entry!

When I revealed my updated front entry, I mentioned a small ladder with big plans. A few nights ago a took the ladder down, (side note: the ladder is really an old baby crib railing) and prepped it for staining.

I chose Minwax Classic Black in Gloss. I was hesitant to go with the stain and poly again but once I started staining, I was glad I made the choice! This bad boy got 2 coats of stain per side and I definitely wouldn’t have had the patience to go back and do poly as well.

I cut out the numbers using my Silhouette Cameo, glued them to some heavy cardstock and gave everything a coat of Modge Podge so that it would stand up to the elements. So without further adieu, here’s the finished product!

Pretty dreamy, huh?

At the sake of sounding like a broken record, isn’t astounding how a few little changes can make a BIG impact? Here’s the entryway, with just the new planters. . .

. . . and here it is with the water hose tub and new house numbers!

And did I mention the Crete Myrtle is blooming?

Made any small changes that have made a big impact lately?

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