Cathy Carr, APLD
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Colorful Front Porch rustic-porch

Colorful Front Porch

Comfortable Outdoor Living.

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

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June 3, 2013
hetrickg wrote:
The paint on the porch floor and size of boards - Love the black floor boards and this is what I have done to the risers of my porch however, every time I paint my porch floor, and let alone tongue and grove home, the paint peels, not chips and looks worn--because that is what I am looking to achieve but peels. What kind of paint and size or boards did you use. I am replacing my porch next week and would like to do it correct the first time. I live in southern Pennsylvania, and yes the temperature can fluctuate significantly. Thank you for the inspiration that this can be achieved.
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Cathy Carr, APLD
The wooden porch was painted this color years ago without my advice or help. It actually is worn but its rustic nature looks good on this cozy and comfortable porch.
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If the sounds of music help you relax, then consider an outdoor sound system for your front porch. Again, it is important to consider this option early in the design process. Much like lighting, a sound system can greatly change the feel of a porch.Turn off the TV and your iPod for a bit to enjoy the sounds of nature. Unplugging from life for a little while and basking in the outdoors helps us slow down every now and then.

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