The View From the Street

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  August 1, 2013 — 2 Comments

After I posted about my newly navy doors earlier this week a couple of you asked how it looked from the street. Behold.

Before:

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After:

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The difference is subtle, even from the yard.

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But once you make it up onto the porch there’s a big impact.

bungalow porch with navy front door

I took some photos of the rest of the porch while I was out there. I sold the rocking chairs on craigslist since we rarely used them and they were a nightmare to keep clean. The porch feels so much bigger now! I’ve been using that corner to house a baby pool and basket of toys for Jack. And also to breed mosquitoes, apparently, because I always neglect to empty the pool when we’re done.

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The seating area is as comfortable as ever. The new table is working out just swimmingly. My Pawpaw Gulley built that swing 15+ years ago and I think he rather enjoyed sitting out there while he was staying with us. He told me he built 150 in total and sold them at cost–just for the love of woodworking.

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I’m looking forward to spending more time out here when the weather cools down a little. It’s been hot and humid all week but September is just around the corner.

Thank you all for your kind words yesterday regarding the loss of my Pawpaw Hamrick. It really meant so much to me and, I’m sure, my family. Y’all are the best.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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2 responses to The View From the Street

  1. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Grandparents are always such a tough loss to bear because so often, they’re the heroes of our childhoods.

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