Front Porch Spruce Up

5.07.2015

I'm a bit late to the front porch spring spruce up party, but I finally got it done last weekend. I know some of y'all just think I've got it all together, but no I really don't. For weeks all I've had on my porch is one pot filled with dirt and leaves that had landed in it. Just pathetic I tell ya.





I decided to go with pinks this year. I love the pink with our new gray green shutters and front. I took this grapevine wreath, that Mr. Savvy made me with grapevine off our property, and stuck in a variety of pink flowers from Hobby Lobby.

Next up was filling the large pots that have sat empty for months.

I used more pinks to go with the wreath and some lavender color.

I picked up the small black pot already filled with a variety of flowers.





A small pot of petunias sit on the other side.



My watch dog is a permanent feature. I think he needs a paint touch up.


Yesterday I worked in the yard all day again and I love it. Well, except for the part of cleaning a ton of dead leaves out of the pond. Gosh, that stuff stinks and oh, my aching back.

Happy Thursday!


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32 comments:

  1. Looking good! I use pink/blue/lavender/white flowers always for my outdoor color scheme. (Ha! Don't I sound fancy!!!) Did out pots and planters a couple of weeks ago - and a few hanging baskets. I love doing mixed container gardens. I have a big antique copper boiler on the front porch that ALWAYS has something in it. Other pots are removed to the basement for the winter. The boiler planter had gourds, pinecones, branches, etc., etc., in it for winter.

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  2. Love the pinks! Pretty front porch Kim!

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  3. That looks pretty! I love how you continued the color from the door into the potted flowers. We just had pine straw put out all around our house (71 bales!). Now, we're ready for summer!

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  4. Hi Kimmie! Oh, how pretty your entry looks! I love the home grown wreath and your pinks!
    Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Looks amazing Kim! We just spruced our up this past weekend as well. Still need to add a few more flowers. Until recently the pollen has been so bad, it wasn't worth tackling just yet. And yes, agree about the dead leaves in the bottom of the pond. Not my favorite chore!!

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  6. I absolutely love the color of your door ~ beautiful

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  7. Looks really pretty, Kim. LOVE your new gray/green door and shutters.

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  8. Hi Kim ~
    Your front entry is beautiful ~ I used pink this year too on my back (or side) deck
    I have red & white in my entryway, but used pink & white flowers ~ For some reason the pink flowers looked so pretty this year.
    Hope your back feel better ~ Know how you feel.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rose

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  9. I love the color that you chose for your wreath...the pink does look great with the color of the door. Pretty pots of flowers and I must say that I love that ruffled rimmed clay pot!...is that the one you won at Haven?

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  10. I've been doing the same thing! Your's looks beautiful!

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  11. Love the pink with your new colors on the door and shutters....what is the plant int he small black pot? Looks like begonia maybe? Very pretty. I just planted a Kimberly fern this year for the first time. I hear they are very easy to maintain and very showy. Hope it does well! Looks beautiful..

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  12. Your front entry looks beautiful, the pots look brand new! What do you clean them with? I did our front this last week too so will share that soon too. Have a super weekend. I have been doing alot of yardwork too, and helping Joe with what he wants to do cause his hip and knee are killing him. UGH!

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  13. Knock, knock who's their?
    Now kim, I am sure your porch is always spruced up! And wow what a porch to care for.
    Thank you for a beautiful welcome to your front porch.
    Xox

    Dore

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    1. Oh, Dore, I can assure you it isn't. :)

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    2. Oh, Dore, I can assure you it isn't. :)

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  14. Pretty Kim!!
    LUV The door colour.

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  15. You are brave. I would be staying away from that pond after you posted that picture of that huge snake. Your porch looks nice. Still working on mine, so you are ahead of me!

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  16. As always ...lovely Kim! I would love for you to share the details in making your new shutters. I enjoy your blog so much ... you have a wonderful sense of style!

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    1. Kim, that is one thing we did not DIY. We had them made.

      Thanks

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  17. Beautiful and welcoming, Kim!

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  18. Looks so fresh and cheerful! Gorgeous entry, too! :)

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  19. You have such a pretty front porch it probably looked cute with just the pots of dirt on it :) Love the pinks and blues. Very spiffy!

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  20. Very pretty touches to your front porch! Your hard work will really pay off when the flowers you planted grow over the summer. Your wreath is so lovely and it's great that your hubby made it for you out of grapevine from your property! Thanks for "keeping it real" and being honest in saying your porch isn't always "decorated" - appreciated hearing that!

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  21. Your porch is looking pretty Kim. Love the pinks.

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  22. What a beautiful front porch:) those scalloped edge pots are so feminine- I love them! And your not late in my world, heck I haven't even touched the front porch. I still need to get the weeds out of my flower beds😁

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  23. Your front porch looks beautiful Kim. I love all the pinks!

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  24. Those pink flowers and grapevine wreath look very pretty with your front door! I love grapevine wreaths and use them all the time.

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  25. The front porch looks so inviting. The colors are so pretty.
    Have a great day.

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  26. Everything about your front porch is lovely: the stone, the door colour and the pinks in the flowers that balance the earthy tones.

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  27. It looks pretty! Love the color...I remember when you were painting it :)

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  28. Looks so welcoming. I thought I got a head start and was spray painting some pots, then the can clogged and that was three weeks ago. They are still sitting in the same spot.

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