We added a welcome mat:
We spray painted the Craigslist white wicker furniture that we purchased, espresso brown:
Oh, and back to that torrential rain this past spring that I previously mentioned, though it kind of messed up the wicker (along with our neglect of course) it did cause our little decrepit mums to grow into a rather large mum hedge of sorts. People would say "have you always had that hedge?". We'd respond, it's actually 5 mums all melded into what looks like a large hedge. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of it. We weren't sure how to feel about it and thought about cutting them back due to their size. That is until August hit. Almost suddenly that giant green hedge that just a year ago were 5 small decrepit mums turned into a beautiful red mum vision.
Can you believe it. We're done! I finally have my "front porch" of sorts :-)
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