Welcome back, beautiful friends! I had so many photos from our front yard landscaping updates that I decided I would share our porch area in a separate post, so I’m taking ya’ll on a tour of our front porch today! It’ll be a short tour since our porch isn’t that big lol.
If you were expecting to see the secretary desk today, I had my Furniture Fixer Upper days mixed up and that isn’t until next week. At least I was ahead instead of behind, right? So, I’ll be back with that next week!
On with the porch tour!
On Tuesday, I shared the updates we’ve made to our front landscaping this spring:
Today, we’ll take a closer look at what’s up on the porch!
The hydrangea wreath on the front door is one I made a couple of years ago. It’s simple, but I still love it!
And how about our fancy number sign to the right of our door…
Ya’ll might remember that it started out as a small tray I picked up at the thrift store for $3! You can see that makeover HERE.
I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
The bold numbers are easy to see from the street.
The bench in front of my office window is one of the first things I purchased for the porch the summer we moved in:
I found it on Overstock.com, but I don’t think the same one is available anymore. The planters on either side originally came from Walmart and were an off white color. We brought them with us when we moved and I spray painted them black.
This sweet kitty followed us from our previous house too…
He used to sit on our back deck railing.
A lucky curbside find!
I mentioned in a previous post that I had ordered something for the porch that I was waiting on.
I knew I wanted to add a set of table and chairs to the front corner as I’m usually on my own for breakfast and lunch, and I love to eat outdoors when the weather allows.
I got lucky with the chairs!
My neighbors were moving and had these out for their moving sale along with a table that was broken.
When the set didn’t sell, these chairs went on the curb along with table, and I snatched the chairs right up!
There are four in all, so I have two left.
That allowed me to splurge a bit on a pretty table for this space, and I found the perfect one on Amazon:
It fits perfectly into this corner of our porch:
It has really been nice these past few days with all the noise going on with the tile installation indoors, to have this space to retreat to. My hubby has been working from home in the mornings, and it even became his office for a bit!
After a coat of spray paint, the chairs look like brand new!
The seat pads are a tad small, but they’ll do for now.
I redid these two chairs a couple of years ago for around the corner on our side porch, and this is what it looked like out here then:
You can see how easy it is to recover your old outdoor cushions HERE.
But, we never sat out here and they were really just for looks.
Then came my favorite addition to our porch!!
This porch swing was my mother’s day gift last year:
That’s when I really started to enjoy this space, and I sit out here all the time!
I believe this is the swing I have.
I bought these cute green buffalo check pillow covers HERE last summer when we could only shop online.
They were very inexpensive, and that’s all you need if you already have pillows you can cover. I purchased these pillow forms for mine. Each covered pillow ended up costing around $11…perfect for my budget!
Here is my morning view from the swing…
The other chair that was here got booted to this area on the other side of our house:
Not that we ever sit near the always-overflowing garbage cans, but it adds a little pretty on this side.
Potted flowers add instant charm…
I potted a hydrangea and some impatiens as they both enjoy this shady spot. The cat came from HomeGoods. I spied it there last week and had to get it!
The star of the porch is definitely the window boxes though.
I found these on Amazon also HERE. I paid $120 or so for the pair, but it looks like they have gone up. I think Lowes had them on their site also. These are the 36″ ones and they are just the right size for my porch.
Here is what I used to fill each one:
These are petunias. I used one hanging basket and one pot of petunias mixed with something else that I found at the Home Depot.
I had to drill drainage holes in the boxes first, but they are marked for you, and I put several small stones over the holes so they would drain properly once I added the soil.
And here is how they attach:
That metal piece can expand to fit a larger wooden deck railing also.
I’m definitely a fan! Now if I can just keep them watered!
I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek of the porch! It’s one of my favorite spaces in our home!
And here’s a peek of one of my other favorite spaces…the kitchen!
The tile is almost installed!!
Okay that doesn’t tell you much lol…here’s a better one!
Is it amazing or is it amazing? I could not be happier!!
If you forgot what our old tile looked like, you can see it HERE!
They should be finished completely by tomorrow, fingers crossed! I’ve got a lot of dusty clean-up to do this weekend!
I’ll be squeezing in a thrifty makeover to share on Tuesday though…this sweet little thrift store box:
UPDATE: Check out how pretty this box looks now HERE!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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