Since we got the green house set up this summer I’ve been wanting to add a little porch to the front to reduce the step in at the door. I had planned to build one myself from pallet wood, but the Hubs offered up a few piece of damaged Trex boards that were scrap from our deck projects. (I’ll be sharing the new deck & hot tub the Hubs has been working on all summer once I get a chance to style it a bit and get some photos!)
I certainly wasn’t going to turn down his help or an option that required less prep work – especially as we enter the last few weeks to get outdoor projects done before winter arrives in Alaska. He built a simple frame from some some left over pressure treated boards left over from building the new deck and attached it to the frame of the green house on the front. Because the ground slopes here we used paver bricks to support the frame so we could get it level. Once we had it attached we pulled out the pavers and the Hubs added a support post using a scrap piece of 4×4, also from the deck construction.
I was busy getting a new flower bed installed next to the shed (I’ll be sharing that update next week) so I didn’t get a picture of that step but you can see it in the edge of the finished photo. I plan to add fill dirt around the front, side and back of the green house to level things out a bit more before we spread gravel over the whole area around the green house.
Here’s a quick little before and after:
It’s amazing how much that little change elevates the look of the whole green house! I absolutely love it and can’t wait to see it finished off with the gravel around it. Now I just need to find a metal R at Alaska Picker Day tomorrow so I can complete the “GROW” sign I plan to add to the top of the front. 🙂 If I find some good treasures I’ll be sharing those next week as well!