***This giveaway is now closed***
THE WINNER IS Ellen Price!!!
When spring hits here I go full force outside for two reasons. One, because I have been cooped up all winter and I am dying to work outside. And two, after a long winter everything outside looks dirty and homely.
Take my side porch for example. Here is what it looked like last Summer:
And here are some close ups of what it looked like after a hard winter:
Scuff marks, dirt, water marks, more dirt. Pretty, huh?
I was lucky though because P&G sent me some new cleaners to test out. And you are lucky because you get to enter to win some :)
I used these products to freshen up my poor side porch. Actually used them all over my yard.
Now before I forget, I am a dork. I didn't read the directions before using the cleaner. It clearly states to be careful when using on painted surfaces and to wipe off quickly. DOH! It actually didn't have any negative effects on the shoe cabinet that was spray painted shown here, but on my door it actually took the paint off. Not all the way off, but where it sat for a bit it came off on the Bounty paper towel. Dude, this stuff means business! Can you imagine what it would do to a nasty, greasy grill! We just bought our first grill and haven't even used it yet. But you can rest assured that the second it gets nasty I am using THIS.
I had some rust spots on out concrete and the magic eraser got it off. It also got off the white water marks on the metal railing. If we actually had patio furniture I bet it would have had it looking like new. :)
Okay, are you ready for my new and improved side porch? Here it is in all its sparkly glory!
The "Welcome" had faded off of the mat so I stenciled "hello" on there in yellow. I first tempted to use spray paint and a stencil and when that bled I stopped and then used a paint brush and acrylic paint.
(I swear it is centered. Don't you have it when things look "off" in photos?)
I added some lemons to my wreath. I would have loved to make the whole thing out of faux lemons but at almost $2 a pop I was happy with just a few :)
My steps NEVER look this clean. The dirt gets into all the little dips, creases, etc. and is so hard to scrub off. Water puddles on the areas that are uneven an when it evaporates it leaves white water marks. They never come off either. I loved that the magic eraser totally took them off. LOVE!
I change it up each year but I decided to go with a yellow and red scheme this year. I still have my front porch and driveway to share later. Thanks for letting me show my porch off. And good luck on the giveaway!
Here is how you enter:
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only that are 18 years or older. The winner is chosen by random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday June 10th, 2013. The winner must contact me within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
(If you have any issues with rafflecopter please email me.)
*This is a sponsored post on behalf of P&G and Home Depot however the thoughts expressed are all mine.
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