Last week Steven and I picked out the color that we'll be painting the porch. After getting a brand new beautiful solid wood door, we finally decided on Night View by Valspar. (Which looks a lot more gray and a lot less navy online than in real life)
It was around that same time that I ran across this lovely pattern on an outdoor pillow at Bed, Bath & Beyond. With a 20% off coupon I left the store with it for about $8.00.
With this pattern I established the color scheme for our front porch.
Our old front door was black; so was our mailbox and porch lights. The mailbox got a new coat of paint called Cobalt Cannon.
I adore Valspar spray paint, it never lets me down!
I took Finn with me to check out a local store called Sparrow's Nest to see what little additions I could find. I got this itty bitty wreath for our new door.
I cut a strip of gray fabric, strung it through the wreath, and nailed it to the top of the door.
These plant hangers came with the house and even though I do love the worn look of them and sage-green color, I thought it was time to add them to the scheme.
Primed and ready to go!
Here's the improved plant hanger in Cobalt Cannon next to its unfinished counterpart.
This year I opted out of planting Sweet Potato Vine, even though I do love it. I grabbed Creeping Jenny instead. I have no idea how it'll do, but I'm hopeful, and I love its bright green color!
I really hope it grows because from the sidewalk you can't even see that there's anything planted in the baskets.
Here's our porch in July last year vs. our porch yesterday:
The porch floor would've been painted by now if the weather had held out for us; so we still have painting to do and new porch lights to purchase and install. The little side table by the chair I purchased for super cheap at TJ Maxx and plan on painting it as well.
I also got two Coleus plants, one for us, and one for our new neighbors who'll be moving in next door soon...yay!
Finn's excited (and it looks as if he's a tad bit uneasy too) about having a girl move in next door who's exactly two months older!
Happy Earth Day!