Spring Porch Refresh

Hey there! Wow, where has the last month or so gone?! Really. I’m not sure. I’ve been slow to get back into the daily grind after being away on vacation mid May. You know when people say they need a vacation after their vacation? Yeah, that. It seems that’s what I need, apparently. Anyway, I’m hoping to get back to some what of a routine on here and share more of the behind the scenes around these quarters.

I’ve been wanting to give our little front porch a spring refresh for quite some time. If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen the sneak peek I gave about a window box I was adding to the front porch window. Well, I love it; I’m very happy with my spring porch refresh!

 

 

I incorporated simple greenery and pops of white with a few flowers to compliment the yellow of the screen door, pillows and flower pot. Simple and luscious.

 

 

This space may be small but it gets used just as much as any other room in the house. In the summer you will find me and the hubby out here enjoying a cold beer or sipping on a nice red wine most nights while the kids ride their bikes through the neighbourhood.

 

 

I love the variations in textures of the different pots and different plants.

 

 

I had built this wooden box quite some time ago but for the longest time I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use it. I wandered around the house with it in hand to find it a home. I happened to place it on the window ledge outside and coincidentally it fit perfectly, as if it was built for this exact spot. I didn’t want to attach the box to the brick as a traditional window box is done so I’m leaving it right where it is; I think it looks just right.

 

 

A simple mix of ivy and white impatiens makes this lady happy. 🙂

 

 

 You may remember a while back I updated our house numbers.

I loved the look of the stained plaque on which the numbers were placed but I felt it was too dark and the numbers weren’t visible enough from the curb. I added a light white wash on top of the stain and gave it a bit of a distressed look and it looks much better now, I think. The contrast really helps visually and you know me I do love me some contrast.

 

 

I’m super happy to have this cozy space ready to enjoy for the warmer weather ahead.

Have a great day and here’s to a beautiful week ahead!

xo, Annie

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