Thursday, April 7, 2016

You Had Me At Hello: Ideas for a Front Porch Refresh

Fixer Upper-Chicken House
It all started with this door.  After seeing this beautiful new front porch on a recent episode of Fixer Upper, my front door would suddenly JUST.NOT.DO.  Hours of market research (otherwise known as surfing pinterest) led to these inspiration pics on my pinterest board for porches:



Southern Living
I love the yellow flowers and boots contrasted with the door.  
The beautiful brick pavers are also a big plus!



Bloglovin
This color is Green Trance by Sherwin Williams.  This was the first color I chose.  
It's beautiful, but it turned out a lot lighter than I was expecting 
and ended up more pale/shabby chic than I was wanting. 



Thistlewood Farms
I love the black door, the oversized house numbers, the monogram and wreath.  
After the super light color, I considered black, but decided against it.  
If I had a white house, though, it would definitely be my choice.



My Sweet Savannah
Here's another awesome black door.  It looks very classic paired with the cedar shingles.  
The artwork caught my eye, as well as the boxwood planter and vinyl house numbers.



On Bliss Street
And because you always have to have another project waiting in the wings, 
I have a church pew in my garage that needs some repairs and TLC.  
Not sure if I want to paint it, but I definitely want it on my front porch.


So, what did I finally choose to paint our front door?  
Here's a peek:


Come back next week for the full reveal!


And, I couldn't end this post without mentioning Merle Haggard.  I have been a fan of his as long as I can remember.  I'm listening to his music as I type this and singing along with every word.  He was a treasure and will be missed.  As a friend of mine wrote on facebook:

"All the Federales say we could have had him any day. 
We only let him slip away..." 
RIP Lefty.

Country Living









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