I’m without a doubt a Fall/Autumn kind of girl. It probably has something to do with my birthday being during this timeframe, but regardless I’ve always enjoyed the changing of the colors and a decrease in the ridiculous high temperatures of summer. However, ever since I’ve starting changing up the decorations in my home for every season I’ve really started to look forward to every season for their own special reasons. For instance, my Spring front porch is always so refreshing because I can actually add fresh flowers, plants and beautiful hues of green, yellow and blues.
Unfortunately during the winter time all of my plants usually have a “freak out” period where I’m convinced that they’re all going to keel over and die. I’m not exactly known for having much of a green thumb, but over the years I keep trying.
How does that saying go… ‘if at first you don’t succeed. try, try again’ ?
Sometimes I feel a little ambitious and want to paint the front door yellow, but then I think… better not. Instead I decided to just spray paint the branches. It’s a little “safer” and less drastic. Plus, I can always throw them out when I’m tired of the color!
Do you recognize the copper pot in the middle? Well, apparently I did not when I bought it at my local funky junk store a few weeks back. I was so excited when I found it and instantly knew it would make the perfect flower pot! However, my dreams were crushed when Mike informed me that it was an old spittoon.
Ew. Please don’t make me give you the definition. I start gagging just thinking about it! So, what’s a girl to do? I threw some dirt and flowers in it, and put it outside.
Old wine bottles? Check! That’s never a problem in this house ;)
Looking for ideas to add to your own front porch? Try these:
- reclaimed wood shelf
- repurposed windows
- clay pots
- a wreath
- repurposed gardening tools
- crates and/or boxes
- watering cans
I could go on for ages! There are just so many things you can do even with a small porch. Maximize your space by going up the walls instead of out if you’re low on space.
One of the best things about a chalkboard is the versatility they can bring into any space. They can be modern, rustic, funny, pretty and changed at the drop of a dime.