Friday, May 24, 2013

My Front Porch

Hello everyone!

Well I finally got the front porch all cleaned up.  It was a job!  Since our porch sits under lots of trees (which I love) it gets dirty easily (which I don't love).  So, I had to bleach the railings and surrounding trim to remove the mildew that formed.  It is a project I must do every Spring.  Our porch actually needs more than cleaning, it needs to be repainted.  But for now, I'm just glad that it feels clean.  

My new settee got painted black and white cushions were added.



The rocking chairs and swing got a good cleaning and some touch up paint as well.




Matching white cushions were added to the rocking chairs and ferns were placed by the front door.  


I've kept it simple out here because I want it to be a place of rest and relaxation.    I added some pink and purple flowers to coordinate with the petunias.



The purple petunias add interest without obstructing the view.



Hard to believe that it is already Memorial Day weekend too!



Glad that the porch is ready for it now!

How will you be spending this weekend?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~


29 comments:

Cheri said...

Good morning and what a lovely porch it is. I am drinking coffee right now and pretending that I am in one of those rockers. Very very nice.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love your outdoor space. Porches are always my favourite. I spy your wee doggy!! Have a fantastic weekend Kelly!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Your porch looks sooo inviting! Just pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and have a great weekend!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks so lovely and having it nice and clean makes it a great spot for relaxation. Which reminds me...I really need to clean my back patio!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful, inspiring porch!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful Kelly! My whole house is surrounded by trees so I know what you go thur with the cleaning part of it! I've followed you in the taken it easy part:) I just planted purple petunias in the flower boxes, nothing else and I'm not putting two wicker chairs out on the back porch, no one sits in them and all I do is move them around while cleaning. I've decided to take things easy this summer:)
Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I wish our front porch was bigger. Have a wonderful long weekend :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur porch is gorgeous. Love the rockers and the settee. So inviting. Hugs, Marty

Melanie said...

Your porch is so pretty!! What a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of iced tea!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your porch looks like a wonderful place to relax Kelly.

We are having dinner out with friends tonight, tomorrow we are going to a garden festival downtown, and Sunday we are having friends over for dinner...

Have a great weekend!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh your porch is so beautiful Kelly!! You've done a wonderful job making it warm and welcoming! :-)
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and still wish I had a porch to rock on. Probably doing some things in the yard this weekend. Going to be so nice out.

Stacey said...

It is hard to believe summer is here. Your porch is sheer perfection. The view is really pretty too. So glad you scored that wicker piece.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh Kelly, I love your porch!! My front porch is tiny (kind of like my laundry room LOL!) It looks very relaxing. Love the rockers, the settee, and the flowers. I like the plant stand your fern is in too. Ferns are so "southern" to me. I've thought about putting one in my fireplace. Didn't Paula Deen do that? We're relaxing this weekend. I'm having lunch with some friends tomorrow, then tomorrow night we're grilling steaks and corn on the cob. :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

happy Holiday weekend!!!
Luv the black and white contrast. Simple, but a nice pop. I know right, this year is flying! We have nothing big planned. The kids are still getting things to rights in the new home and we are helping them. Been a busy month for us. Almost there.
Hugs, Gee

Babs said...

Your wicker settee turned out great. Love the black and white color scheme, and it's making me wish I had a nice shady porch. Don't know what we'll do for Memorial Day. I ran a couple of errands today and the traffic was already crazy. Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Babs

chateau chic said...

Your white cushions look so pretty and fresh against the black seats. Your porch looks like such a delightful place to relax.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I looks sooooo peaceful, Kelly.

Anne said...

LOVE your beautiful front porch Kelly <3 That cushion is perfect for your wicker bench!Have a wonderful weekend!
xx
Anne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your big porch, Kelly. Lots more work than my small one, but our rail and post need painting this year too.

Pondside said...

It's everything a porch should be, Kelly. I love it.
I have to bleach our summer house every year - the moss makes everything so slippery!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The white cushion looks great on your wicker piece, Kelly! That looks like a great spot to sit in on your porch with a good book and a glass of tea. : ) I like your cool and calm decor.

Bliss said...

Beautiful Kelly. Now get out and enjoy it.

Bliss

Missy George said...

Kelly.I hope you have time to enjoy that beautiful porch this weekend..

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, You have such a classic Southern porch. Love it. Enjoy the weekend. I'm going to be shopping for window blinds for an upstairs bedroom. Fun stuff.

Debbiedoo's said...

I love your porch Kelly..one of my favs in fact! Looks like a great place to sit with some sweet tea. Have a wonderful weekend.!

Down to Earth Style said...

Kelly...Your porch is beautiful. I like the hanging like fixture. Super pretty!

Art and Sand said...

I have always wanted a wrap around porch. Our last house would have been perfect for one, but we sold it before we ever got around to it. Our present home is Tudor style and the wrap around porch just doesn't work.

I love what you have done with your porch. Hope you have a lovely Memorial Day and get a chance to sit out on your porch sipping lemonade and waving to passers by.

Bonnie said...

Your porch is beautiful, Kelly. I would love to sit in your rocker and talk and talk. I know you enjoy this spot. So peaceful and restful.

I am enjoying my porch as I write.The fans are humming and it is a beautiful day. Just resting and reading blogs. Best kind of day.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'd love to sit on your front porch with a cup of coffee and just gaze at the pretty view! Lovely.