Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Front Porch

In the two plus years that we have lived here I have struggled with the front porch. I can decorate indoors all day long and love it all, but I struggle so much with outdoor spaces.
But today I am finally feeling like I have made some excellent progress on my front porch.
 I got my ex husband to climb out on the roof and paint the trim, which was the biggest issue. I could not stand that awful orange color.

The swing, wicker chairs, antique wrought iron table, light fixture,  and garden urns were all trash finds. Free is always good!
I still need to plant some grass seed.
It's coming along though! 

Oh and in case anyone is wondering about the double doors, the house is not nor has it ever been a double.

One is a "funeral door" and is original to the house, back when they had funerals in their homes.

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  1. lovely transformation! love that you found so many treasures curbside!!

  2. Love the black shutters and door, Nicki~ makes the house look neat & tidy. :-) Will you be doing any shows soon? ~ Sue

  3. Looks lovely....freee is the best way to go!

  4. Love the porch.. What all free! Sweet.. Great finds..

  5. Would they only use the door for funerals? I have never heard of such a thing! Please explain it to me!


  6. It looks awesome! Great job! A few flowers and voila....perfection! Much love, Lisa

  7. Oh how I long to have a front porch like this! It's just beautiful!!

  8. There was a funeral door on Grandmother's house. Everything looks Fab! You're getting me motivated girl.

  9. How interesting to read about a funeral door. I've never heard of that.

  10. Lovely improvements! I have the same kinda struggle with the exteriors of the house but maybe I'll tacke it this spring/summer...

  11. Your porch is a fabulous space and I have always wanted one that large. Love the black doors and white trim! It looks so fresh. Great free finds too.

  12. Your house is an exact replica of our first home...minus the funeral door! Loved that house!! Just saw your kitchen makeover...WOW! You have such amazing ideas and so much talent!


  13. Seriously? You find that kind of great stuff on the curb???? Jealous here...we find...well, trash. Dang! Anyway, all jealous feelings aside, your outdoor space looks amazing.


  14. WOW. Your transformation is astonishing! And you found it all in the trash???? You did that all for FREE????

    Paint job is the best - shocking what a differene it makes.

    Porch swing is a dream, would love to have a front porch and a swing on it.

    A FUNERAL door? Seriously? Never heard of that. Wow. I thought for sure it was a duplex but you only had ONE house number.....funeral door, wow, learn something new every day, huh?

    WELL DONE on your "after!"

  15. Your porch looks wonderful! Love the colours!

  16. Your front porch looks fabulous. Just the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning ;-)

  17. Great transformation! It looks bigger, brighter, and so airy! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. The porch is really beautiful now, you say the trim was orange? That is a travesty to put orange anywhere on a lovely old house like yours. I've never been here before to see your blog, I love your house!
    Hugs, Cindy

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