front porch makeover

Hey Gang!  Last month I had the privilege of guest posting for Holly at Bella Nest.  If you haven’t discovered her yet, I hope you will go by and visit.  Holly is just as sweet as they come and she has great style.

She has a regular feature on her blog called Guest the Nest and I was so flattered to get to be a part of it.  I’d like to share that post here with you today.

There’s something about the ‘front porch’ scene that encompasses all of what life should be.   And with every season, I get to decorate it and recreate that picturesque, Hallmark card kind of feel that I love so much.  Let me show you.

Here it is decorated for Christmas.

 After Christmas, everything comes down and the porch looks sparse and barren.  As soon as the weather starts to warm up even the slightest bit, I try to add a little bit of color with a Spring wreath.  This is the  porch in February as I began to transform it from it’s drabby winter look.

And here it is now, refreshed and ready for the Summer months ahead.

A white lantern and the vibrant blue of plumbago brighten up the corner by the front door.

 The pillows were changed out, and greenery and fun coral votive holders were added to the table.

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Pink geraniums fill the once empty pots.

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Now that it has warmed up outside, I’m really looking forward to spending more time enjoying my front porch.

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It was a joy to share my front porch makeover with you today.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood, come sit a spell.

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Until next time,

Sharon

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

Comments

  1. shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

    Very pretty Sharon….love the wreath…so summery and beautiful! I bet you just love rocking away on the porch!

  2. Beautiful! We have a back porch instead of a front porch, but I’ve been collecting ideas to pretty it up so I will definitely be bookmarking this page. Thank you for the great ideas and photos! :)

  3. Nicole robin says:

    I love your front porch and the wreath is great! You just inspired me to make a wreath for the summer. Thank you!

  4. Very pretty Sharon. I just spruced mine up too over the weekend! I would love to come sit a spell with you.

  5. Makes me want to come over and sit with you on that lovely porch!

  6. Sharon,

    Love the porch the wreath is great and very cheerful. Makes you want a glass of iced tea.

    Cynthia

  7. Your front porch is amazing! I love the pink geraniums :) What a great place for a glass of iced tea!

    blessings,
    karianne

  8. or a glass of red wine. ;) glad you like my porch!

  9. You’re welcome to come sit with me anytime…

  10. book the flight! we’ll sit as long as you like. ;)

  11. Yes, I do Shirley…it’s one of my favorite things to do.

  12. I am so going to MISS my front porch when we move! I love sitting out there and seeing the world go by:):) Your porch looks beautiful and so inviting. Enjoy each chamce you get to be out there. XO, Pinky

  13. I will….in fact I need to get out there more often.

  14. Such a pretty update, it was fun to have a tour through the seasons! I love your pillows!

  15. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. I bought the pillows this season and you can still get the pillows at Target.

  16. Love all the transitions your porch goes through. Love the rockers…they are perfect for a nice chat with a friend or neighbor. For many, many years I didn’t have a front porch and wanted one so badly. So now I go a little crazy decorating it. lol So much fun!

  17. Thank you, Susan! I absolutely love my front porch and don’t think I could ever not have one. I love watching your porch transformations too. Happy to have you visit!

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