Thursday, April 18, 2013

front porch sitting

On September 27th, 2012, after five very long months of house hunting, we were given the keys to our first home.

This precious little house circa 1929 is slowly being transformed into our home

Although quite the undertaking, it's a job I've dreamed of tackling since well, ever.
 Well, since spending hours in front of the TV watching "Flip this House" in high school.

I have full intentions on slowly giving y'all a peek inside but with spring here, and an open weekend at home (what? those exists?!) my mind is spinning with all things "curb appeal"!

And boy does our little house sure need it! Take a look:

On the to-do list:
-replace rotten siding
-make new shutters
-repaint house
-repaint porch
-trellis over garage
-mock picket fence at sidewalk 
-flag pole
-create fllower beds
-add color to beds
-line sidewalk
-update mailbox
-plant kitchen garden
-plant cutting garden
-pot porch flowers
-refinish daybed
-refinish desk
-make daybed bedding and accent pillows
-purchase outdoor rug, coffee table, iron bistro set

I have a million ideas in my brain about the overall look, little details, and feel I'm after. Travis never seems to quite understand them. Enter: pictures. I've been browsing through magazines and pinterest for pictures of what I have in mind. It's funny how when I verbally explain what I want to do he's rarely on board but as soon as I show him a picture he's all about it! Boys.

Here are some rough ideas I love that are still in keeping with the cottage-y nature of our house. 

probably going to stick to a neutral color here.

Okay, Travis is still a little unsure about the dresser and daybed.
The phrase "trust me" is used A LOT around these parts!

On a bit smaller scale of course.

And here is some general inspiration...
I've had a hard time finding great do-able yards so far in my search.

And you can bet your sweet little behind our porch will be decorated to a T with each new holiday!

When can we start buying pumpkins?!


  1. You've got quite the To-Do list! But all the hard work will pay off and be well worth it. It takes time to turn your house into your home. At least you've got some ideas to get you started. I'm not one to be a good brainstormer when it comes to re-doing things for houses!
    PS - Meet & Greet is open for the weekend, if you'd like to join us. =0)

  2. Your house is very charming but I see a real masterpiece ahead! That last picture is a glimpse of what it will look like, I have no doubt! Looking forward to seeing the transformation!

  3. Stopping by from the meet and greet blog hop. Congrats on your new house. It is adorable!

  4. What a cute little house! I absolutely love it! It kind of reminds me of our home =) Except for the fact that ours is a cape, but ours definitely needs a ton of work! Good luck friend!


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