Wednesday, March 18, 2009
freshen up your front porch for spring
The sun finally showed up again here in Charlotte yesterday, and so Teddy and I decided to spend some time outside. I worked on freshening up our decidedly bedraggled front porch, and Teddy worked on a popsicle, as well as getting so muddy he had to go right to the shower afterward. But back to the project . . . is your entry letting you down? Put your best foot forward with a fresh look for spring. We bought these pretty encore azaleas and potted them temporarily in our bunny pots (we'll plant them properly very soon!), tossing in some shells and pebbles to set off the pink blossoms. We gave the front door a good scrub (it's been wet and muddy here for days!) and looped a length of easter egg garland into an egg-ish shape, tied with a simple length of tulle, and we were done. This garland is from Pier 1 a few years ago, but Target has a similar product available now online for $20.99. When we were finished, the front porch looked very spring-y and clean, in contrast to Teddy, who just looked like he'd been rolling around in a giant mud puddle!