It’s hard to believe that two years ago we were living with boxes of siding on our porch and no roof over it. One of the first things that Cameron and I did was add two rockers to the porch. Before it was finished we used to sit out here with our feet propped up on construction materials. We have logged many hours out here enjoying this space and it is one of our favorite spots.
Last week I decided it was time to get the front porch cleaned up for spring. Man what a difference it makes adding a few pops of color and giving everything a good dusting.
Back in January when Spring seemed like a dream I ordered these galvanized planters from Gardeners Supply. I am trying to invest in pieces that are long lasting and venture away from plastic pots. These were reasonable and I love the metal mixed with all the white and wood.
The baskets pretty much stay on our porch year round. I put mums in them in the fall and little spruce trees in them at Christmas time. For spring I decided to add these faux topiaries. I put cardboard over the faux pots and then sprinkled them with potting soil so they looked a little more realistic.
The black striped rug also resides on the porch year round. I bought it years ago at Home Goods and the “God is good” mat was gift from a vendor at our Farm Market last year year.
Now we just need it to warm back up in Missouri so we can enjoy our Spring Porch! My favorite part about the whole process was that it was a family affair. My sweet daughter helped plant all the flowers and my oldest son hauled soil and drilled holes for me in our new pots.
Next up for the porch is ferns, but I am going to wait a little longer before hanging those up! I am so ready to plant more flowers and put in a garden, but until it warms up a little more these early bloomers are holding me over!