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:
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.
The candle chandelier has matching candles and so far they’re doing okay. My first set of candles (they were red) melted!
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!
The metal piece was on the screened porch in our Nashville house.
The vintage window and grapevine wreath are usually somewhere on my porch.
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…
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?
- 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