The front porch has become one of my favorite places to sit and enjoy a coffee while I watch for the bus with Avery. Until yesterday, the porch remained empty since we sold all of our exterior furniture with the old house. We’ve done a few things like power washing and trimming the tree (to the tune of $400) – but that’s about it until this week. I’ve missed the boat on most fall porch tours, but I’m finally catching up!
Front Porch Decor Elements I Love
With only a few weeks left of summer, it’s a great time shop some outdoor clearance. That’s when I came across these pretty planters online.
Found at Lowes.com (not a sponsored post)
When I spotted these I knew they’d be perfect for the new direction we are going with our decor. And they are only $17.98! The bad news: they are discontinued, so you probably need to search locally and pick up if you need a matching set. In my case, I had to visit 2 stores to complete my set. We always struggled with planters that tip over or become too top heavy, but these are big, and extremely durable.
After living here only a few weeks, I’m investing in only the basic furniture needs. I will share an update of my fall porch after this weekend since we’re getting it ready for Avery’s first homecoming dance (we have to get pretty pictures, of course!) I mentioned in my previous post that we are “phasing out” farmhouse elements, but some decor will definitely make the cut. The only plants in my budget are for clearance perennials or evergreens that I can stick in the ground soon. While I love mums, winter will be here before you know it, and they just don’t last for me.
Porch (Before) Video Tour:
Here is a video tour of the porch and I share some of the items I’ve been buying. Once I find the rug I like and plant flowers, I’ll share an update.
Front porch elements (new house)
Posted by Snazzy Little Things on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Our door is pretty scratched up at the moment, but that didn’t’ stop me from snagging this pretty seeded eucalyptus wreath from the Target Hearth & Hand collection. The front door paint project is on the to-do list. A fun fact: this door and the surround is exactly like our previous home (same builder!)
A quick look at all the “elements” that we have so far…I’ll post an “after” early next week.
If you watched the video you probably saw the bed I bought for Avery. Her room is also starting to come together now that we’ve fully replaced her bedroom (with the exception of the mattress!) — yes, she’s still sleeping on an air mattress. So I’m sure I’ll have that room update to share soon.
Front porch to-do list:
- Paint the front door
- Plant the mint julep junipers in pots
Buy clearance perennials (going for an English garden feel)
- Stick in the ground before winter
- Clear coat the antique rocking chairs (a gift from my mother-in-law)
- Keep gray or paint?
Buy cushions for rocking chairs
- Buy solar motion sensor lights for stairs
- Buy an outdoor runner / rug
- Paint the risers
- Consider a new landscape (getting quotes now)
- Update exterior architecture (gable louver vent)
More to come!