a clean slate (or concrete, rather)

this weekend will be five years since we moved into the house. it's hard do believe that this is possible. minus the groovy wallpaper and layers of old dirt, irvington bungalow virtually looks the same.

that is not the point of this post. over the weekend we borrowed a powerwasher to clean the front porch.

a few weeks ago i stripped and painted an old ikea table that was in our living room housing a defunct printer. here it is before:

i painted the table the same color as our backdoors. we loved our front porch before but now we really have a great little space to sit, unwind and watch the neighborhood go by this summer.


1916home.net said...

A simple idea to convert a table. Looks good! I pulled something similar out of the neighbors trash months ago. Its in the garage now with junk stacked on it, but when I finally redo the front porch I envision its use something just like this. My neighbors will be shocked :)

Danielle and Clint said...

LOVE the porch! Those big porches are so nice. A little elbow grease goes a long way.

Blinky :D said...


I just found your house blog. It makes me so happy because I will be going through thte same thing shortly. Can you give me any advice on how to start? We probably have the electrical and plumbing problems you have too. :( Email me plz! It's always nice to have someone give advice! Blinky.Cake1@gmail.com

tinysprouts.com said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it. when is our weekend coffee morning on the porch?!

Anonymous said...

I've noticed your welcoming, peaceful porch--especially those great rockers! The table is perfect for the space, too.

Congrats on five years in the neighborhood. The roots I planted a year ago seem to grow deeper every day--it really is a great place! :-)