Oh, our porch. Those of y’all that have been following for a while know what a blessing and a curse it is. We love our porch…it’s HUGE, shady, and pretty much amazing. It is also our dumping grounds…it’s where most activities happen (like projects) and it is normally looks like a disaster. AND it is right out there in the open and the first thing people see. I want it to be a clean inviting place for people to sit, chat, and enjoy a drink. It’s never been that place.
Now I realize that not everyone likes my style, and that is okay. How boring would the world be if everyone liked the same thing? In order to please everyone I’m going to share my porches previous looks…There’s something for everybody, promise ;)
This look is from February 2011, about six months after we moved in (and the same month I started this blog). Don’t you just love how the red and yellow really pop on that tan backdrop? Stunning.
Maybe you like your decor on the masculine side. If that’s the case then this look from September 2011 is going to make your heart skip a beat. Motorcycles, wood, tools, a BBQ pit…yes please.
If you’re a fun-loving gal them this look from Spring 2012 is the one for you. Look at all that color placed so evenly around the porch. Love it.
Maybe you’re a minimalist and all the above clutter is enough to make you crazy. I have something for you too… we debuted this very simple and somewhat boring look back in December of 2012.
And now, the current look as of July 2013….my personal favorite.
That green wooden chair that is most of the previous looks? Well, I accidentally left it out in the rain this spring. Then I left it out for five more thunderstorms and a partially flooded backyard….so yeah, it’s toast. That left me with a bench and no other patio furniture…and I decided to buy some. I didn’t feel like hunting down old stuff and being creative with it. It didn’t want to sand or paint anything, I just wanted to hand someone some money and have them hand me new patio furniture.
So I went shopping. I wanted two chairs, made of metal, with cushions…and I wanted them to be green. Target, Home Depot, and Lowes all let me down, as did every online store. Then one day I went grocery shopping and there in the entrance was a set of metal green cushioned rocking chairs…on sale. Still $249, but I was okay with that after seeing the prices at other stores.
So I handed someone money and they handed me chairs. And I was excited that I wasn’t going to have to do any work to them. Except that you can never get out of that entirely, can you?
(The included table ended up in our side yard.)
That rug? Also from the grocery store. Truly a one stop shop.
And that’s my porch! I’m thinking that besides painting the front door we are basically finished. With the porch, not the house…the house is far from finished.
To read about the rest of the porch projects click the pictures below…