Tuesday, July 6, 2010

before and after porch..

Well, here it is..all the furniture removed and orange, orange orange...this has bugged me from the beginning..but was I crazy to make a change that would be difficult for my hubby to take?
this was the first day of sunny weather..we haven't even been out here since last summer...

I mean its in rough shape...


we have the basics..but I knew it could go a little more....



my front entrance is the hello of our house...I want it to be the hug people deserve when they come visit..


and its just sad...


it really needed some loving..I gulped ..went to Home Depot and showed my honey what I wanted...and here it is....


Do you like it? Dark stained floors and a new screen door...also in dark brown...


The orange is gone and my furniture pops!



we had fourth of July out here with family and friends...


our coffee bar was so great!

We could barely keep the coffee pot full! I love it! I will post more later but wanted to share what we have done so far! thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie











8 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Stephanie, you have a wonderful porch! Love the new door and the dark stained floors, it really does give a great big HUG!!
xo,
Debra

Gail said...

Your porch looks Great! Love the darker stain on the floor. Such an inviting space for all to enjoy.

Have a wonderful day.

FairfieldHouse said...

Hi Stephanie,

Your porch makeover looks fantastic. The dark stain adds the much needed contrast. Love your coffee bar too!

Deborah

FlowerLady said...

Great makeover. You've inspired me to do something with our little screened entry.

Enjoy many happy times in your 'new' space. It looks wonderful.

FlowerLady

Emom said...

BIg difference! smiles

BECKY said...

Wow, Stephanie...You nailed it gal! It looks fantastic! I know you gotta just love it!! What a great porch. I love the rock columns! One of my favorite style porches!!
Have a blessed week!
HUGS,
Becky

Mary said...

what a great place to welcome and gather!! The coffee bar is a fabulous idea!!!

everything looks great!!

Janean said...

it is so lovely! the furniture, signs and rug....great job.

khloe is adorable to the max. congrats to your family.

the ruffle valance in the post above is very chic!