Front Porch Progress!

It feels so good to share progress on a project!!  I’m close to wrapping up my front porch freshening (or “freshly” as my friend KariAnne would say), so I thought I’d show you what I’ve done.  If you missed the before, click here.  This is a lesson in how small changes make a big difference!

I’ve added fresh mulch to the beds where I planted my little drifting roses…


Those little roses are so happy now, they’re covered in blooms!  We’ve been blessed with a fair amount of rain and some relatively mild days, too, so they are happy campers now.

I also added the house numbers to my front door…

This was super simple — paint and a stencil– and I love the impact it made.  I went back with a coat of clear poly over them to protect from the elements.

I rearranged my bench and table…


The watering can was an Antique Farm House purchase a couple of months ago.

And then, of course, there’s Miss True Blue…

What’s left?  Just a few additions… a new mat would be great, so I’ve got my eyes peeled for that.  Also a pillow or two for the bench (outdoor fabric), and a few more potted geraniums.  Little things… big difference.

Gee, at this rate, I might be finished before fall arrives!!

What’s your Work In Progress??

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  1. it looks great! love the little table with the watering can. and fresh mulch always makes things look better, doesn’t it?

  2. I love the updates!! The antique watering can is so fresh! And you know I love that blue chair 🙂

  3. Looks great, Heidi! Very inviting. 🙂

  4. Beautiful job! Nothing like a welcoming front porch and you have that going on. thanks for sharing and joining in on the newbie party.

  5. Such wonderful updates, Heidi! I love the little watering can and cute blue chair.

    Looking forward to meeting you at Haven!

  6. VERY attractive …love the door color and am crazy about that watering can!

  7. What a beautiful change. Just a few things makes a big difference. Love it!

  8. Looking great Heidi! I love fresh mulch, it always makes a huge difference. We did ours earlier this spring, it already needs a refresh again though :(. Your front porch looks so cozy and inviting. Good luck with the final touches.

  9. Great progress Heidi…it all looks beautiful!

  10. So patriotic and pretty! I’m in dire need of fresh mulch, it’s bad if you can see the irrigation hoses, right?


  11. How inviting! Looks lovely.
    Saw you at Debbiedoo’s 🙂

  12. Actually, the front porch is one of the works in progress. Your post has inspired me to stick with my plan of making something wonderful happen for the 4th of July. The start was yanking out some overgrown Magnolias so we could actually see the front porch! Terrific blog–found you through Debbiedoo’s newbie party!

  13. Love your front porch refresh! The little watering can and bird are precious! I am your newest linky follower!

  14. I LOVE it! That flag painted door hanger is just perfect. It is amazing how finished the door looks now with some new numbers. 🙂 And that blue chair, perfect pop of color. And I never actually enjoyed mulching, but LOVE the look (and smell) of fresh mulch!

  15. I’ve got works in progress galore!!

    Miss True Blue certainly looks at home on your porch – so inviting I may have to stop on by (bottle of wine in hand of course)!

  16. I love it. Cute 4th of July look.
    I popped over from Debbie Doos.
    Katie-Let’s Add Sprinkles


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