Our New Home–Front Porch with Pink & Polka Dots

Covered front porch decorated with black, white, and pink

I promised last week, when I showed you the back porch of our new house, that I’d show you the front porch soon.  Well, today’s the day!  We are so fortunate to have another covered front porch–it definitely makes me more inclined to sit outside and watch the kids as they ride their bikes.  I will confess, though, that Savannah’s pretty hot in the summer and there hasn’t been much bike-riding going on yet!

Our new house is a pale yellow with white trim.  Here’s a wide shot:

Covered front porch decorated with black, white, and pink

I decided that a few pops of pink would dress up my black and white polka dot cushions.   Pink vinca plants helped achieve that goal, and they can stand up to the late-day sun that our western exposure porch gives them.  Apparently my black seat cushions can’t, though, since they’re getting pretty faded.  I’ll have to replace them next year.

Front porch with pink, black, and white accents

The candle chandelier has matching candles and so far they’re doing okay.  My first set of candles (they were red) melted!

Front porch with black, white, and pink

If you’ve been following us for awhile, you’ll recognize most of my furniture and decor accents, because who can buy brand new stuff every time they move?!  I tried to change things up a bit, though.

My ferns are huge and love Savannah’s weather.  We took a quick trip down here at the end of June for my husband’s change of command ceremony (an Army thing) and I loaded those babies in the car and brought them down to my friend, Laurie, who took good care of them until we moved down here.  That girl has a super green thumb!

It worked out so well that my Citrasolv house number pillows (read the tutorial HERE) could move from one house to the next–our old house number was 7172 and our new one is 27 so I didn’t have to make new ones.  Score!

Front porch with black, white, and pink

The metal piece was on the screened porch in our Nashville house.

front-porch-center

The vintage window and grapevine wreath are usually somewhere on my porch.

Porch with pink, black, and white

Under the window, right next to the door, is a chippy, rusted old piece of metal I bought at a yard sale for $3.  I am trying to train my children to put their shoes on it, but it seems to be a losing battle.  Those are MY flip flops…

Porch with pink, black, and white

I’m probably going to add black vinyl at the bottom of the screen door, maybe saying “Welcome.”  Since our house number is already posted to the right of the door (remember, this is military housing), putting a cute “No. 27″ on the door seems a bit redundant.  Any suggestions?

Sources:

  • Black wicker chairs, metal shoe grate, candle chandelier, and vintage window–yard sales and flea markets
  • Black glider–Wal-Mart
  • Black seat cushions, doormat, and black urns for ferns–Target
  • Metal decor on wall, plant stand, grapevine wreath and pink candles–Hobby Lobby
  • Black lantern, and pink vinca–Lowe’s
  • Ferns and black & white paisley pillows–Home Depot
  • Polka dot glider cushion and throw pillows–Pillows, Pet Beds & More on Ebay

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Really pretty, love the polka dot pillows. Beautiful home too, thanks for the Ebay imfo I’ve added them to my favorites for next year!

  2. It looks great! I need to spruce my front porch up. My white rockers need to be painted desperately! You’ve inspired me to get working on it.

  3. Gorgeous! We have western exposure as well, so I might try the vinca.

    Our front porch is actually rather similar! How did you manage to to hang the metal decor & window?? I’m guessing that y’all aren’t allowed to permanently hang stuff either, although I’m not sure who does the housing there, as ours is privatized.

    • Ours is privatized, too, but there were already a few nails in place from the previous tenants. I used what I could (the metal piece went on an existing nail) and put in a few of my own. You have to be able to live in the house, after all!

  4. That’s military housing? Your husband must be a general! ;) I grew up in the Air Force, and the housing didn’t look like that back then.

    • Too funny, Kim! I think he’d be a great general one day, but his spitfire of a wife might be holding him back. :)

      There’s plenty of the old housing still left, trust me! I’d say it’s been over the past ten years or so that they’ve been tearing down the WW2 era houses and replacing them with new ones. Long overdue, in my opinion, although we still have friends living in cinder-block castles! Are those the ones you remember?!

      • Katie Jones says:

        We just moved to (privatized) Ft. Drum housing from stairwell living in Baumholder, Germany. Our former housing was MUCH older than our current. I’m just so pleased not to be in a stairwell with 5 other (possible) occupants!

  5. the pop of pink candles is just too cute. Your entry is so inviting makes we want to come in and say hi!

  6. Cindy Riley says:

    Everything looks beautiful…even the faded seat cushions! The gray color actually helps the pillows ‘pop’!

  7. So excited to see you settling in your new home. We are building in Murfreesboro so I am excited. We sold our house and close September 6. Hope you are well! The tadpole has survived thus far.

    • That’s great news, Adriana! Please keep me posted about how the new house works out for you guys. I’ll let AB know about the tadpole (she’ll be glad to hear that!). Is he a frog now? :)

  8. Just discovered your blog through a friend’s pinterest post. What about instead of “welcome” on the door bottom if you cut a vinyl design similar to the ironworks piece hanging between the window? I definitely like the idea of splash of black on the white door. Maybe pop a piece of pink with your name monogrammed letters in the center of the design with it too!

    • Cute idea, Patsy! In the end, I took the easy way out and put a scrolly cursive “Welcome” on there. I posted it on our Facebook page today if you’d like to see a picture. Glad you stopped by!

  9. did you take the glass out of your window frames before you hang them?

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