Kick Start Your Summer With The Home Depot
Kick Start Your Summer With The Home Depot
So it’s that time of the year again and I’m so excited to be partnering up with The Home Depot to bring you a summer project! In case you missed it, last year I partnered with The Home Depot to update my backyard space. I transformed a deck and patio and turned it from this…
This year I am working on my front yard and I have big plans for the space! This is the moodboard I created for the space.
So we have officially lived in our house now for four years. I haven’t had the opportunity to tackle any projects in the front yard and I have been dying to get to so many things. For this summer project, I have decided to focus on three separate projects to really get this front yard up and going!
DIY Flower Box Planters
First project I will be creating DIY flower boxes for every window on the front of the house. This is been a project that I’ve wanted to do for so long now I think it’s going to make such an impact on the front of the house! To make this project I used a 4 x 8 sheet of PVC. I ripped it down with my Circular Saw into strips 9 1/2 inches wide.
Once they were all assembled, I added decorative PVC Trimto the front, so that each one of them would pop. We are going for cottage vibes for this whole entire space so this is the Decorative Trim that I used.
I drilled three holes in the bottom so that water could drain out. I then attach them to the front of the house using a cleat and made sure they were attached and all the studs directly below the framing of the window. And this is the final result. I couldn’t be more excited about how these all turned out and the sheet of PVC really made it easy to create a massive amount of boxes. I was able to make 5 boxes with each sheet. I feel like it was the best option and these boxes now will last forever.
Brick Paver Walkway
My second project will be to tackle this brick pathway. This walkway has bothered me since we moved in. It has two sinkholes in it, and it keeps becoming more and more dangerous as time goes on, so my goal is to rip it up and start over with a new pattern. This project has always seemed intimidating, and I was mostly nervous about it.
Once I started to rip up the brick, I realize that a bunch of the bricks were broken and needed to be replaced. I used two different types of Holland Brick Pavers from The Home Depot and mix them in with my previous brick, creating a seamless look of old and new.
This project wasn’t as intimidating as I first thought. It was more labor-intensive and time-consuming. I use my Ryobi Edger to create the line for the new brick pathway. I then dug up the extra dirt (p.s… don’t forget your gloves)! For real, these were a life saver, removed all of the brick, added paver sand and rented a tamper to get the whole surface completely level. Once once that was done and the space was cleared, I used Behr’s Masonary Primer Paint to paint the underside of the house.
I had them color tinted to blank canvas, and it’s seriously made such an impact on the entire side of the house. Next I added the brick in a new pattern and then framed it out with marble chips and landscaping stone. Here’s the final look of this space.
I honestly think the real showstopper of this front space is the new lights that I added. I added single bulb lights  in between the windows and a double gold light fixture by the front door, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with how they turned out. The space looked so cozy. I decided to add a seating area and I used these Florence 3-Piece Wicker Outdoor Patio Bistro Set.
For my third project, I added a fence around the front of the house with an arched arbor. I was so excited about this part of the project. I went with a white, Kettle Scalloped Picket Fence all around the front of the house.
This arched arbor was so dramatic and beautiful. I am creating two double gate doors for the entrance of the space. I also added to Lantern Lights to the front of this arbor to really make it a statement piece.
I used a ton of Scotts Seed Patch to help with all the areas I dug up. So I am still waiting for the grass to come back now. I added tons of landscaping and Miracle-Gro Gardening Soil for the plants. I also added a ton of vines and climbing plants so I can’t wait to see how they grow and really add to the space.
Seriously, I don’t think this space could get any better. I am so excited with all of the projects and supplies that I used from The Home Depot. Everything you need to get started on your own summer projects you can find at The Home Depot. My favorite part about these projects is they made the whole house looks so cohesive. Before, the house always looked like two separate spaces and now with the fence, the landscaping, the lights, and the flower boxes it looks like one beautiful cottage space of my dreams. Be sure to keep following along! I have so many more things coming in the space, we are just getting started.