Good morning! Thank you to for all of your sweet messages yesterday on the bathroom refresh design inspiration board. I am so excited to get another room knocked off the list here. (and let’s be honest, have a reason to stay focused.) Today I am joining a big group of bloggers to share some spring home inspiration. If you are coming over from Home Made by Carmona– welcome!
Well, the birds are chirping and it’s not pitch black at the bus stop anymore! Spring is in the air and I for one cannot wait to say goodbye to old man winter. I am definitely happy to be springing forward this weekend because that means we are closer to those long days of summahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Today I am sharing our front porch all spruced up for spring. I don’t know what happens in that two months between Christmas and now but it all seems to go downhill quickly. Dead plants, ratty door mats and forgotten shoes. (please tell me that it’s just not me?!)
But with the promise of warmer days and some porch sitting, I knew that the porch needed a little loving. The first order of business was a new welcome mat. And I knew EXACTLY what I wanted for the spring porch.
I had a vision of a blue buffalo check rug layered with a top mat with words. But of course, everything I was finding was super expensive. Then this one came into my life and it is under $20. Then for the top layer, I found old faithful from Ikea for around $5 and painted my “howdy” greeting. (I followed this tutorial)
Next order of business was filling the empty planters. Because the thing worse than dead plants in planters is empty planters. I found these Rosemary plants at Home Depot and love how they look for spring!
I swapped out the little end table for one we are no longer using in the foyer and added a few spring touches. Some fresh flowers from Trader Joes instantly gave this porch new life.
Sweet tea, spring temperatures and Southern Living on the porch! YES PLEASE!
OOOH! The next order of business is another fave of mine. Ever since I took down the Christmas wreath I had been considering a plain moss wreath for the front porch. So I made one. I love how classic it is, and I think it is perfect for any season with different ribbon.
We are in that sweet spot between winter and spring where the temps are warmer but the pollen hasn’t hit. Allergy sufferers rejoice! (and then get your Claritin ready…)
Sweet P and I sat out on the porch this morning waiting for the bus. Instead of sweet tea, I had my trusted coffee in hand. And it felt perfectly spring sitting in these chairs!
If you want lots of spring inspiration, be sure to check out all of the other talented bloggers sharing their spring homes below.
Howdy (almost) spring!