After all of the craziness so far this year, I felt like Spring would be a great time for a fresh start! When we remodeled the little house we use as our workspace, we didn’t put much time and effort into the front porch. Since we spend so much time at the workspace (even more so now that we’re renovating the house next door!) I wanted to make the front porch a place we could really enjoy! And I’m sharing all of the sources with you to incorporate into your own space!
The space was pretty rough before! To open up the space, we moved the water heater from the right corner and replaced all of the walls with solid pine reverse board and batten! The entire space got a fresh coat of paint in Simply White by Benjamin Moore. The porch deck and railings were also freshened up with Benjamin Moore Arbor Coat in Black Iron. The cypress wood accent beams are stained with Minwax Golden Pecan to incorporate some warm wood tones into the space.
This Black and White Striped Umbrella was the inspiration for the entire theme of the space. I added a refinished wrought iron table I found on Facebook Marketpalce and some white metal dining chairs I already had on hand. A few plates and chargers and a few fresh flowers in one of my favorite vases to complete the look.
I wanted to make the sitting area cozy and welcoming! I used a mix of new items and decor I already had on hand to complete this space. I have been crushing on these wicker chairs from IKEA for a long time, so when we went to Houston for my birthday these were at the top of my list! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to fit all of them in my car...I didn’t want to have to leave my husband behind so I could bring the chairs home! (Ha!) They fit perfectly along with lots of other goodies and I love them for inside and outside dining!
The rest of the accessories added the finishing touches! The black and white stripe rug carried the theme across the space! The string lights and flameless candles and lanterns added the perfect sparkle! I love the ambience they create at night!
I finished off the space with some fresh ferns, flowers, a vintage crate and of course our New Outdoor Black and White Cabana Stripe Pillow Covers! I’ll also share my favorite source for outdoor pillow inserts here.
Looking forward to spending lots of time and making great memories out here!! Happy Spring!!!