It’s officially spring! Although, it has been feeling like summer with the weather we’re having in Bucks County lately! I’m loving it! We thought we’d take a few posts to get you all ready for the season. We’re talking spring cleaning (gag), Spring decor, Spring mantles (mine is so NOT springy yet), Spring landscaping, and more (“more” means whatever we feel like on a given day!) So, whip out your flip-flops, pull on some cute crop jeans, and let’s get moving with Spring Things! (and I by no means am trying to suggest that you only wear flip-flops and jeans… a shirt is highly recommended too!)
Spring Thing # 1: Outdoor Plans
As most of you know, we finished building our house 16 months ago. As with lots of BIG projects, when you’re finally finished you’re kind of ready to be done spending money for a while. So, we decided to wait until the fall to do landscaping. I’m not really sure what happened to that plan, I think it had something to do with the craziness of a certain show that rhymes with “Late Smirkus”… but the landscaping didn’t get done. Now it’s spring and we’re ready to attack the front of the house with all things green and planty. (I’ll talk more about landscaping for a serial plant killer next week)
Before the hubs breaks ground, I wanted to tackle the porch. Here’s the sad looking state of my porch… (and no, my grass isn’t that green yet, it’s an old pic)
I have plans to add some fun furniture, but first there’s a BIG question at hand…
Forgive my terrible sample pics, but I wanted to try and get an idea of how different colors would look. I think a pop of color on the door will look awesome and make me happy every time I come home! Here are some awesome inspiration pics that got me motivated to start with the door!
I’m loving this color blue, but I’m not sure it would work with our sand/grey/blech siding. (FYI We couldn’t pick our siding because we bought a partially started home from the bank and finished it. Siding was already on. Boo!))
So, what do you think? I need some input on this one. I asked my hubs and he sarcastically said, “How about we paint, the door, then all the shutters, Oh, and add some chevron!” Grrr… I gave him the stink eye for sure! Since he’s NO HELP, I’m leaning on all of you.
Thanks for your help! I’m excited to get working on the door and the porch furniture this weekend. Here’s a sneak peek at some bistro sets that are in the running. (I scoured craigslist and thrift stores for one I could DIY and people are just insane with their pricing. Most were more expensive than what I could buy new and they were hideous!) Now, don’t be swayed by the yellow, these just happened to catch my eye!
Thanks for your help!
I can’t wait to share my NEW porch with you!