Over the past month I have been giving some sneak peeks into the front of my home. There have been a few new projects this Spring to spruce things up and now I am ready for a reveal!!
Welcome to my “Home Sweet Home”
I have a passion for older homes, but not all of the problems associated with them. We bought this house 8 years ago and I fell in love instantly. Here we get a little bit of the feel and charm of an older home in a new house. Our whole neighborhood was created to to embrace this feeling. Every home has a front porch, many have garages on the back that lead into alleys or garages that are set back from the front of the house, and all are made to replicate the styles of older homes.
While the house is more of a farm style, I have a small passion for cottage style and have tried to bring that out in the accents on the outside.
You may recall these Chevron window boxes that I finished up this spring. The flowers are already filling them up nicely!!Many years I go with a simpler color pallet for my flowers. This year I really wanted a wide variety of colors to play off of the colors on the boxes.
You may also recall these House Number burlap planters that I made for the front steps.
Almost every year I do something different with the pillows on the front porch. This year I went bold and colorful.
I can’t imagine a front porch without a fern surrounded by vintage accessories. Could you?? Just wouldn’t be right.
I had to have a red front door, it seemed like the only logical color to go along with the yellow house. And, it provides a great contrast to any color of wreath.
The day I painted the door red I thought I had better bring a little bit of red to the garage side as well, so I painted these planters red to try and tie the two areas of the house together.
And, of course I had to introduce you to my two favorite plants: Brad and Angelina. These two vines, who were transplanted to their current location last year, have long been a competition of sorts between my husband and I. His is obviously named Angelina and mine Brad. What’s the competition?? Whose grows the fastest of course. Pretty much a tie so far this year. :(
Working on the outside of my house is my absolute favorite thing to do and I love that I get to share this with you. Thank you for visiting and coming on the tour with me!
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