Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How Not To Have A Welcoming Front Porch

I spent a lot of time outside over the weekend while having my annual yardsale.  Since I had so much downtime with the lack of steady customers I took a long look at my beautiful porch.  Come on in.   

Yes the new trend in home decor is to lay your DIY wreath beside your door not actually hang it up if it happens to fall down.  Oh, and dont mind the pollen filled boots laying here, its apart of the ambience. 

Please make sure you wipe your feet on my lovely doormat, isnt she a beauty.

Oh and while we make chit chat at the door be sure to take in the beautiful ferns flowing in the Spring breeze.

Why sure, I'd love to give you some tips on flower beds.  I know mine looks so pathetic lush and beautiful. 

Isnt this porch magazine worthy?

 Sit and stay awhile, opps you probably cant find a spot to sit.

The porch is the first thing that guests and passersby see when they come to your home.  It should be inviting not cluttered with stuff. 

In my defense the extra wicker sofa (on the left) was sold at my yardsale and was waiting for the new owner to come and pick her up and the other wicker sofa was full of yardsale stuff (shopping bags, snacks, etc..) that is not usually on the porch.  However I have no excuse for the raggedy rug, shoes, or wreath not being re-hung or taken inside.

I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon clearing off the entire porch and planting two flower beds and one container pot using the flowers above. 

Heres a little sneak peak of the flower bed on the left.

How does your front porch look these days?  I hope it looks better than these befores, stay tuned for the afters.


  1. Your flower bed looks great! In a few weeks your flowers will be very lush and thriving!!! I have no luck with ferns at least you still have some green leaves!!!

  2. I hope so Brandi! At the moment they look a little slack!

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