In a few short weeks, the grass will be green (see you later, yellow!), and my flowers will be in full bloom. They have made their way back from last summer, and I can’t wait to see them bigger and better. My flowers are my favorite thing about my house, and I love sitting on the front porch just looking at them in the mornings with my coffee. With the way our porch was laid out, I felt a little boxed in and claustrophobic. I shared my ideas with Kyle about removing the railings and painting the porch. He always gives me a look when I have an idea. I’m not sure if the look is fear or excitement. He made the same face when I told him I wanted to paint the red brick white, but that also turned out really nice. I’m so happy we decided to do it. I thought I’d hop on the blog today to share a few photos of our porch makeover. I will take updated photos when the flowers are in full bloom next month. I’m like a kid waiting on Christmas right now. The transformation is exactly what I wanted. The railing made me feel like I was sitting behind a cage. It feels so much more open and inviting without it on there. I looked up a lot of homes that didn’t have the railing on their front porch, and I loved their style. That’s how I convinced Kyle it was a good idea to take it off. And after we changed the color of the concrete and added new furniture, it had so much more character, and it’s now the coziest spot! And if you look close enough at the railing, you’ll notice it’s slightly uneven, which drove me absolutely crazy!
We finally replaced the red cherry plum tree the builders put in with a white dogwood. It fits my space so much better! 😍 The leaves on my plum tree were nearly black. We decided to plant in the backyard, and I actually like it back there. If you want me to do a YouTube video walking around the house and talking about my flowers, let me know!My end tables are from Hobby Lobby, and we added a polyurethane finish to protect them from the carpenter bees and rain. Right now, we are finishing up pollen season, and I can’t wait to clean everything off. No matter how many times I hose off the porch, so much pollen accumulates! That’s the one thing about the south that I could do without.
These jar lanterns are amazing. Not only do they add cozy light, but they really do repel all the bugs away. I found them at Lowes. I can’t wait to share updated photos when everything is in bloom 😊
Questions for you!
- Do you spend time out on your front porch?
- Do you have a paint color that is nostalgic for you?