Monday, March 19, 2012

{Porch Updates}

The warmer weather has got me ready to do a much needed porch update.

Ever since Hurricane Irene took our hideous front porch off we've been in the process of updating the front of the house little by little.  Since we've had gorgeous weather the last few days I felt a little inspired to blog about the changes we want to make. 

Our house has come a long way from where it started in 2006.

I still am not sure how my husband convinced me it was a good idea to buy this house but I'm glad I listened to him.  He was right. 

This is after we had new windows, doors & siding put on.  We also removed two huge azaleas that were in front of the house.  They were so overgrown and had to go. 

Our house now looks like this

I LOVE the new porch. 
It's amazing. 
And I love the turquoise door much more than the yellow.
Now all I need is a new rug. 
Maybe this one from Ballard Designs.

Every girl needs a little animal print in their life right?

I also want to add some window boxes to the front set of windows. 
I love these from Grandin Road. 
 Especially with the corbels. 

 I also want to switch out the lighting.  I want to go with something more farmhouse/cottage like like these Austin Sconces from Barn Light Electric.  I'd get them in a black finish so they'd show up more against our gray siding. 

We need to stain the cement as well. 

And no house of a Texan would be complete without a Texas star. 

I'm thinking of painting the rocking chairs black.  The white gets so dirty & I've had them for 6 years so they need a make over.  I'd love to purchase some wicker rockers but the cheapest I've found are around $600 a chair.  That's insane. 

Has the warmer weather inspired you to get outside & make some changes?
Or are you still getting that yucky cold weather?

Happy Monday!


  1. Jessica, those are great ideas...the window boxes will really add to the front of the house...I love them and the lighting. I think the rocking chairs painted black will look great! I live in Texas too!

  2. The updates you made to your home are incredible. I love your bright turquoise door!

  3. Thanks so much ladies! It's not a huge house but it's our home & we are actually starting to love it!