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Colorful Spring Front Porch

Colorful Spring Front Porch

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I’ve been teasing this colorful spring front porch for a few weeks and it’s finally done!  This boring and dull space has been turned into an oasis filled with color and texture that warmly welcomes guests into my home.  This post is part of a monthly challenge called At Home DIY, and today’s theme is to take an outdoor eyesore and make it pretty.  My front porch details below plus find all kinds of pretty outdoor projects from my fellow bloggers at the end of this post. 

front porch side view

So here’s the before.  My porch after a long cold winter.  It’s bare and dirty and in need of a refresh.  I started by wiping down the corners and sweeping out the leaves and debris.  Then I used a power washer to deep clean and brighten up the concrete a bit.  

front porch before

Once I had a clean slate, it was time to add a few statement pieces. The large welcome sign was easy to make and inexpensive too! Click over to see the full post and see how I made this focal piece.  

The right corner of my porch has been occupied by a couple of vintage butter churns for a few years.  They are cool family heirlooms but honestly they just don’t fit my style.  I am much more modern and colorful than farmhouse  So I moved them to a new home and chose instead to add a small wood chair and bright pillow to this corner. Sewing an outdoor pillow is simple and the best part of making your own is that you can choose the style and size.  

colorful spring front porch

The layered rugs add a little more dimension to this Spring front porch.  The stenciled Ikea welcome mat is a favorite that I’m just not ready to part with, and why get rid of something that is still in great shape.  I added a simple buffalo check rug under the mat and love the result.  Get the rug here and spruce up your front porch.

Buffalo check layered rug

Finally I added flowers.  I love pots overflowing with colorful annuals.  I used large plastic pots in blue and yellow, along with 2 square clay pots.  To ensure these will bloom with minimal maintenance this season I chose annuals that can tolerate full sun and mixed vibrant foliage with a few blooms in each pot.

colorful spring front porch

If you love a colorful front porch, be sure to pin this image

Colorful spring front porch

Now take a look at more outdoor projects that will inspire you to create outside this season. 

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Carmen

Friday 24th of May 2019

that pillow is SO PRECIOUS!

Megan

Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Your porch looks so inviting now, great job!

Meegan

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

You have so many beautiful ideas and creative touches for a colorful Spring porch. It was fun to see the transformation.

Christine

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Love all the color you added to your front porch! Looks absolutely beautiful!!

Christine

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Wow- I LOVE all the pops of color you used here. It's so inviting and on trend with that hint of buffalo check too! Beautiful space.