Another area of my business that I always enjoy is helping my clients spruce up their outdoors. This summer I’ve helped clients purchase outdoor patio furniture, garden pots, and even advised them on what plantings would look best with their exterior.
One of my favorite parts about our 1913 farmhouse has always been the front porch. It’s always been a great gathering spot for our boys and their friends. I remember spending many hours swinging crying babies on our front porch swing or enjoying pop breaks on it while we were in the middle of renovating it. Over the last few years I’ve decorated it in red, white, and blue in honor of our grand old flag! Here are a few before shots from about a month ago when my husband cleared it off in preparation of re-staining the floor.
It was so much fun to have a fresh clean space to work with. Check out the after shots!
Next summer we may have to do a bit of work on the ceiling. Oh the joys of owning an old hom!
But for now I’ll enjoy my freshly painted porch swing and my plantings that are finally filling in.
Here’s a quick source guide in case you’re interested…
Porch Swing- Wooden Porch Swings
Pillows on porch swing- TJ Maxx
White metal lawn furniture- Restoration Hardware (Maple Street Collection)
Ribbon Banner- Michaels Crafts (Marth Stewart)
All blue ceramic pots- TJ Maxx
Galvanized barn lights beside front door- Lowes
My pots are filled with red geraniums, red begonias, chartreuse sweet potato vine, blue lobelia, and white bacopa. So far so good, but the MN heat and humidity has gotten too unbearable yet!