One thing that we love about this house is the huge front porch.
Across the front of the house, the porch measures 10' deep by 40' across
and on the left side of the house, the porch wraps around and is screened in,
making a lovely sleeping porch.
I am still adding and subtracting out here.
I'm planning on hanging curtains and a cushion to the bench,
as well as some more plants and pillows.
But, here's what's happened in a few months:
(this is how it was used by the former owners)
(right after we moved in)
In the above picture, notice that the camellia bush is gone.
We will be re-landscaping around the house.
Hubby spent a few hours pressure washing this space and a rug (snagged at a yard sale for $7),
and when it was dry, I painted the riser ledges and the bench Alabaster white
and the door Halcyon Green (Sherwin Williams paint).
Everything got moved out and put on the front porch.
(It looked like we were having our own yard sale!)
At the end of the porch to the right of the bench is the sleeping porch.
Around the sides is where I will be hanging (after I cut and sew them)
drop cloth curtains to provide privacy and shade.
My bloggy friend, Kristi at The Speckled Dog who lives here in Upstate, SC too
(& who has a phenomenal etsy shoppe by the way, where she sells banners and upcycled pretties),
brought me these awesome nesting tables as a house warming gift.
Thank you, Sugar.
It's a start.
Guess what's happening this weekend?!?!?!
We will be having a wedding on our porch and a reception on the front lawn.
Stay tuned for the pictures and story of that.
I gotta get to work around here sewing and painting and praying.
Please have a beautiful day making your home!