Last week I showed you my outdoor space part 1 and today I’d love for you to check out my outdoor space part 2: the front porch !
It does come with a little story! Last summer we visited family in Canada for two weeks, and when we came back and opened the door we were greeted by a huge surprise! A huge, red surprise! While we were gone, our landlord wanted to paint the house from the outside, which we were ok with obviously. All the houses in our street look the same, they are painted in a light yellow, beige tone with red~terracotta~ish accents around the windows and some poles. So, he just wanted to give it all a fresh coat of paint! And it looked great and beautiful! Except for the front porch, that he had decided to paint red as well! RED! or red~ terracotta~ish, if you want. No. Actually it was bright red. Now it looks maybe a bit more like terracotta, after one year the brightness is gone, thankfully. But it’s still red. So, my front porch is pretty ugly now, not to mention that on that red tone you can see every stain, foot or bike print right away. It’s just really not meant to be red. I’ve gotten used to it pretty much now, what else could I do? I didn’t have it in me, to tell him that I hate it and want it repainted in the light grey it was before. I mean, it’s a patio after all. He was so proud of his work when we got back and this man did a great job with the paint. Just the colour choice was off. But hey. That’s just my opinion. He did all this work in a 40 degree heat by himself and I respect that. And it is his house! So, our front porch is red, now not that bright anymore! I’m calmed down now, you can imagine what it was like walking onto our bright red porch after a 10 hour flight and endless hours on the train. It was dangerous to be around me! I’m good now. Here’s our front porch with red floors. Have fun!
So, what do you think about the red front porch?? We’re trying to make the best out of it and are enjoying BBQ’s and get together’s there! After all that’s what it’s there for, right? I definitely learned to accept the imperfection of our rental and making the best out of what we’ve got!
Thanks for stopping by as always!