Another one of those ‘catch up’ projects is checked off my list. The CSI Project’s weekly challenge motivated me to finish this one up.
This week’s challenge is “fall”. Since I am SO happy to see summer ending I decided to jump into the autumn season right at the front porch.
Just to remind you what I started with…
I dragged everything off and put the power washer to work. MUCH better!
Next I used pavers to add another step up to make it easier to get up on the porch. This is a temporary fix, as I have something much prettier in mind. But it’s going to be a big undertaking to get it done.
The door mat in front of the door was purchased last year at Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright’s home. The pattern is one of his designs.
I found these lanterns at Home Goods. It’s far too hot on the porch to have candles in them, so instead – after drilling drain holes in the bottom - I decorated them with stones and driftwood we have picked up on our travels. For autumn I added some fall accents pieces from Hobby Lobby.
A mum brings a pop of color to the porch.
Instead of the low bland table, this metal shelf adds to the porch. I wanted a place to be able to put down my purse or bag as I opened the door. This works great. The other shelves give me space to add some decorations too.
The pumpkin and angel say what I feel, not just about this season but all of them. They are both from Hobby Lobby. I protected them with several coats of poly.
So here is the new look of my porch… all dressed up for autumn.