Friday, March 22, 2013

Simple Spring Front Porch

While taking a little break from the kitchen reno I decided it was time to give our naked front porch a touch of spring.
The Hubster just recently changed out our door hardware out of necessity so that led to me sanding down and re staining the door. It sounds like such a daunting task but really it is not. Our door has variations in color so I just lightly sand it to get the old poly off and then put the fresh stain on. No need to strip the entire door. The trick I think is to make sure you have a stain that already goes with your door and to not put the stain on too thick. I have seen far too many doors that have had the stain put on too thick and trust me when I say that is not a good look.  
I purchased this wreath from HomeGoods last month. I normally make my own wreaths but the price was right. I could not make it for any less. I hung it with some burlap ribbon from HobbyLobby. You can get a nice size roll for less than $3 when it is on sale which is frequently. I always snatch up a few when I go in. I then made a loose bow and tied it around the ribbon. The entire wreath is hanging from the door by an uphostery tack I place at the top of my door. 
My spring bunny that my mama gave me. I made a burlap bow for here too. I will probably change out the basket to some flowers once I find some.
My faux fern in an urn ;) even got its very own burlap bow to balance the porch out. Yes, I know I need to replace them for fresh ones. It is on my list.
Thanx for stopping by to visit! The stove vent came in yesterday so now it is time to get cracking on building the new hood. Wish us luck!

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29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Amazing how We are now using burlap in our home decor and crafts.Years ago most of us would never have dreamed of doing it.I don't even think My husband would get it,but I love it.

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  2. Wow ! Very pretty and springy ! Love the wreath and garland around the door !

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  3. Pretty Spring time porch :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  4. Love the door. I have the very same hardware. I put mine on about 12 years ago. Yhis past fall I had to replace mine and bought the very same. Refinished the door and added some paint accents as well love it! The florals are lovely, very very welcoming.I plan to add my decorations next Saturday. My tradition is to do it the day following Good Friday, a symbol hope and renewed life in anticipation of the Celebrations to follow.

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  5. Oh, my Pamela! This is gorgeous! I love your wreath and all of your burlap bows. The garland around the top of your door looks so beautiful! We had to change our front door handles too. Living so close to the gulf it had rusted and you couldn't even open the door with a key. I think we were long over due! ;)
    Love your entry and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. What a lovely front porch! Beautiful wreath too!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. Beautiful porch! I love the tip of tacking the burlap to the top of the door!! Thanks!!

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  8. Looks so nice Pamela! Waiting anxiously for more kitchen pics!!

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  9. This is gorgeous!!! I love the garland around the door. Did that come from HG too??? I love it! I do have one suggestion, the faux greens turn color over time so it might be time to replace the fern. They get that bluish color.I love your little bunny too. Happy Spring!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  10. Love all the touches of burlap...very very nice!

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  11. Oh, your porch looks amazing. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Pamela I have to tell you your porch looks beautiful. Audra and I love burlap and grapevine. I love how you used both along with greenery. It looks so pretty. I can't wait to start mine but it's still cold here. We are waiting for Spring to arrive but with snow in the forecast again,,,who knows! Thanks for sharing! Very nice.

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  13. Pamela, Your wreath and swag are beautiful! Love the burlap bows, so pretty! ~Rhonda

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  14. You did an excellent job staining your door! I don't think I would ever dare to try this! Thanks for the tips, it really looks beautiful. Your whole porch! Love the brick and all of your spring decorations, especially the wreath. You have to show us how to make a proper bow, well me at least!

    Have a great weekend, Pamela!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Looks beautiful! I love the touch around the door.

    xo
    Pat

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  16. Your front porch looks beautiful, I love the garland about the door.

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  17. Looks really pretty Pamela...I like all the burlap!!

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  18. I love this! Where did you get the grapevine garland? So natural. Love the burlap!

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  19. Pamela,
    I love the garland around your beautiful and refreshed door. Thanks for the tip about hanging the burlap ribbon by a tack. I have one of those metal wreath holders on my door, and it has scratched off some of the paint. Your wreath is really pretty, too, with that burlap bow!

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  20. Pamela,
    The porch is beautiful. I want the bunny, the chair and that cute basket and nest. I want it all. It is adorable. The whole vignette is beautiful. Please stop by my blog dear friend to see a little surprise for you.
    Kris
    PS I can't wait for the reveal of this kitchen.

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  21. Your porch is so pretty! It's been cold and windy and generally yucky here, and I haven't been able to bring myself to do anything on our little porch yet. All in due time...
    Thanks for sharing your Spring loveliness!

    Jeanette

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  22. Great job on your front porch, and I hope you are enjoying your time with your mom.

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  23. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the grand scale of your door!

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  24. You have an amazing front door! All wood?! Love the little chair, too.

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  25. I love your front door and your porch is beautiful...

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