So, this post was to happen several weeks ago but I couldn’t seem to get my act together so it kept getting pushed back. Well, today’s the day and I’m very happy with the space we get to enjoy for the next several months.
When we purchased our house last summer the HUGE front porch was a big selling feature, for me anyway. Because we don’t have a back door per say (sliding doors into our pool area instead) and much of our yard (at least where the kids play) is in the front of the house, I loved the idea that I could sit on my porch, sip some fresh brewed iced tea, enjoy the outdoor ceiling fans, and watch the kids play. The only problem… we didn’t have any outdoor furniture that would work with our new outdoor space. We had a nice set with our old home, a big table with a huge attached canopy, perfect for our paver patio. Unfortunately, it wasn’t going to fit under our porch. So it was sold and we went shopping for new. We scored at Wal-Mart of all places and because it was nearing the ‘end’ of the season (in PA anyway) we were able to get it at a great price, enjoyed it for a few weeks and stashed it away for next year.
When our first few warm days arrived and I headed outside with the kidos, this is what greeted me…
Sad… but lots of space so I started with adding the furniture I already had and gave it a good ‘spring cleaning.’
Seating for 6 (or 8 children), yay!
My father-in-law enjoys sitting on the rockers when he visits. I have to agree, it’s a peaceful place to relax.
Then I added my LOVELY spider plants that were a Mother’s Day gift from my people (aka husband and children).
So pretty! Finally, I needed a fun spring/summer wreath. Miss Kelsea has a PERFECT one in the works for me but it’s not quite finished just yet, so I needed something to get my by for just a bit. I hit up Michael’s (coupon in hand) and grabbed a plain grape-vine wreath and some CHEAP fake-y hydrangea flowers. Now, I recognize they’re not the nicest fake flowers, I promise if this was going to hang all spring/summer I would have splurged on the $6.99/each ones. Because I’m probably going to take this apart and use the wreath for something else, I went for the most cost-effective option and, no kidding, used twist ties to attach the flowers (after cutting the stems down) so it wasn’t permanent. Anyone, even the most craft-challenged, can pull this one off. I would recommend using the nicer flowers and use glue and/or wire to attach the flowers if you’re planning on it staying for long.
Not too bad and will definitely fill the void til the ‘perfect’ one arrives from Wyoming. The finished space…
All ready for some summer entertaining!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!