Spring Front Porch and Entry

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and all of you wonderful Mother’s had a very special day yesterday!  I had a nice sleep in, breakfast in bed, and some hand made goodies from the boys.  Perfect!

We have had some beautiful weather around here for the past couple of weeks and I have been happy to spend some time getting the front entry spruced up for Spring.  We still have a lot more that we need to do {which primarily involves painting and a whole lot of weeding!} but I thought that I would show you where we are at with our spring front porch…

Spring front porch.
I headed down to Home Depot last weekend and picked up some flowers.  I made up a couple of hanging baskets and filled the planters that we already had from last year.  I also added some lavender plants to a wooden basket {love that smell!} and placed some more plants in an old watering can.  I still want to get a couple of small trailing flowers to add to it but I’m waiting to see if these ones survive. :)

Spring front porch.
I also did a little Spring sprucing on the inside too…

Spring front entry ideas.
I painted the bench last year with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in pure white.  This year I added a bench pillow and this bird pillow that I absolutely had to have.  {You might recognize it from my Facebook page}

Spring front entry ideas.
I found this ladder at an antique shop and brought it home for a Christmas display.  I have been meaning to paint it since then but I kind of like the unexpected pop of red.  It’s not a color that I usually have so I am thinking that it might stay for a while.  I picked up the planter on the top at Superstore.  It’s filled with mint leaves which will come in handy for some summer ice tea!

Spring front entry ideas.
We have a coat closet in the hallway for all of our coats but it is quite full and we don’t really have any room for guest’s coats.  This coat rack was kind of an impulse buy {I seem to have a lot of those!} but it is working out quite well!

Spring front entry ideas.
The boys bought me some lilies for Mother’s Day and I added some lilacs from the yard.  It smells heavenly…
Spring front entry ideas.
The flowers sit on top of our Ikea shoe rack that we purchased last year. This thing holds a ton of shoes and I love having everything away out of sight {although I am still trying to train my hubby how to use it!}

Spring front entry ideas.
Even though it is summer, we still have the pebble shoe tray out tucked behind the door.  Wet shoes are year round around here – whether it is from the rain or from running through the hose!

Spring front entry ideas.
At some point in the next couple of months, I am planning on painting out all of that oak trim white.  This is one project that I have wanted to do for years but have been dreading!  We have a very open floor plan on our main floor so there will be A LOT of it to do.  The job has been started in the dining room though so there is no turning back now….

White painted trim.
Anyways, I hope you have enjoyed my little tour of the entry way.  Of course, now that I am all ready for Spring, the rain has returned.  Fingers crossed that it is not for long!

I hope you have a wonderful week! 

 

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