Slowly but surely we are making our way through all of our spring jobs. It’s taking a while, with our boy’s busy baseball schedules this year; but we are getting there…
And with summer just around the corner it was certainly time to get the front porch cleaned up and ready for the new season! After all, it is the first spot where we greet visitors and guests, so I want it to be as cheery and welcoming as possible. And today I’ve joined up with some talented bloggers to share our summer entry way tours; all hosted and organized by the lovely Taryn from Design, Dining, and Diapers.
If you are hopping over from Christina’s Adventures, then welcome! If this is your first time here, then you can read more about me and this blog here. We live on a lovely lake on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. We’ve been working on turning our builder basic home into a place we love for a little over five years now. Most of the inside has been renovated and decorated and redecorated and this year we have moved on to working on upgrading our exterior. I shared the “before” pictures and our plans for our exterior here, as well as our progress in adding a new split rail fence here.
If you’ve been following for a while, then you may notice that the porch decor has changed a little.
In anticipation of the siding change that is currently happening on the lake side of the house, and will make it’s way around to the front side soon enough, I decided to simplify and clean things up a little.
I’ve let go of the bench and chalkboard that you may have seen during my spring front porch tour; and simplified our porch decor by using only a few pretty shade pots and a couple of simple accessories. The Vintage Painted Paddle and Pottery Barn Knockoff Faux Succulent Wreath are both DIY projects that I shared and you can make yourself, at home! Our door is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal. Can you tell I love blues??
I’m going to be sharing some more details about these shade pots that I put together for our front porch; and every summer I always love to grab a few summer ferns to place around in the shadier areas of our yard. Ferns are such a classic and bring so much beautiful, lush green to a space.
Read the DIY tutorial for this faux succulent wreath (a Pottery Barn knockoff), here…
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the rest of our summer foyer, along with our kitchen!
Come on back to see some more…
Until then, I invite you to pop over to the next spot on today’s Summer Entry Way blog hop… head over to see what Alicia is sharing with us at A Burst of Beautiful!
And don’t forget to make your way around the whole loop, today. There are some amazingly beautiful summer decor ideas that are being shared!
Design, Dining, & Diapers / Christina’s Adventures / The Happy Housie (you’re here) / A Burst of Beautiful / Cherished Bliss / Town & Country Living / Fox Hollow Cottage / Clean & Scentsible / Live Laugh Rowe / Sincerely Marie Designs