TGIF sweet friends! Today was a glorious day in NC in my neck of the woods and I got so excited about Spring, that I had to do something about it! Come check out my front porch refresh for Spring!
A few weeks ago I purchased these pots of pansies from Lowe’s. I just plunked the pots into my urns and called it a day. But, it still wasn’t working for me. The pots sat down too low in the urns and the whole thing looked a little weak to me. Energized by the beautiful weather today, I decided to tackle the front porch, just a bit!
First of all, I needed some new wreaths for the front doors. I ran by Target and found these beautiful faux Eucalyptus Wreaths. (I purchased two, since I have double doors.) The wreathes are very full, pretty and are by Threshold ~designed with Studio McGee. (If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you should.) Each wreath is 26″ in diameter and cost $35 each. It seemed a little pricey, especially when you must buy two, but they are good quality and should last for years to come! (That’s how I”ll sell it to my husband.) Plus, they should work for several seasons, especially in a covered area.
Once I hung the wreaths I knew I had to do something with the pansies and urns. So, I pulled the pansies out of their original plastic container and actually planted them in the urns. I had to add additional potting soil to raise up the pansies. These obelisks, originally from The Bombay Company, were in the attic and I knew they would look great in the urns. I had to divide the pansies into two halves in order to get the obelisks to fit over the flowers. I made kind of a big mess….
But before beauty always comes a process. It’s a necessary evil.
Once I was finished planting the pansies, I blew off the porch and added my bunny statue.
This photo makes me realize that we need to pressure wash the front porch but I like how the greenery (and not the moss between the stones) adds a touch of spring to the entry way. It should be really pretty once the pansies take off and start to bloom.
The front porch is Lacey approved. (BTW, the bandages on her legs are simply Coban wraps, Lacey has been licking her legs and developed mild hot spots. So, I spray them with antiseptic spray and wrap them to keep her from making it worse when we aren’t watching her. It seems to be working and they are healing nicely.)
And guess who is waiting for the Easter Bunny? I found these bunny ears at the Dollar Spot at Target and couldn’t resist.
Have you started decorating for Spring yet? Do tell! I simply couldn’t wait another day. Have a great weekend my friends and let’s chat again next week! Much love, Dell