Ashley’s Front Porch Refresh

Hey y’all! Thanks for coming by. πŸ™‚ As you probably guessed from that title..we are talking about my front porch today. Ashley’s front porch. Just to be clear. Apparently that’s confusing sometimes? Who’s writing…anyway.. πŸ˜‰ Today, it’s Ashley. Well technically when you’re reading this…yesterday it was Ashley writing. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Details. Details. OOOOK so. Back to the matter at hand. The front porch! We use our front porch/front door every day. And it’s just been kind of blah for so long. I’ve wanted to do some things to make it just look prettier. Why? Because who doesn’t like a pretty living space to look at…and live in?? A bachelor guy. That’s who. He gives no fucks about what his living spaces look like. However, that’s a post for another day. And I. I am no bachelor. I decided to add a few touches to the front porch to bring it from barren to looking lived in and inviting.

See? Doesn’t that make a difference? Nothing huge. Just a few things. I worked with stuff I already had…and bought just a couple new things. Don’t worry we are about to get up close and personal with everything. Let’s dive in shall we?

I already had this sign. I got it from Kirklands around Christmas time? Yeah definitely Christmas. I think it’s fantastic, and speaks the truth. Also, it’s currently on sale for $4.97 (way less than what I paid) so grab you one. Like now.

I also already had both of these mats around. The chevron print one was inside though. I love the way they look layered together. They are both from target. (Arrow Mat – I can’t find the chevron mat online anymore)

Yup. That’s my shoe. Serious struggles trying to get that shot without my shoe in it. Just couldn’t make it happen. Anyhow. Where’d you get that stuff you’re wondering?? The black rocking chair was originally white. I’d painted it black waaaay back when Sophie was still in my belly. And the chair itself? Well I’ve had it since before Coop was born. My parents bought it for me to use in his nursery. It’s a classic piece really. Here’s one on Amazon.Β Β The black rug, and black plant/side table are from Walmart. The tan/black rug and tan table topper are from Hobby Lobby. The pillow is Target. The frames and wall art are old things I’ve had for forever. I actually painted the canvases myself. The gray planter is from At Home. Β I couldn’t find the actual one I bought on their site…but that link does take you to their selection of planters. The little bowl with the candle in it…I think it’s from TJ Maxx. I’ve had them forever.

Listen. There’s not even that much stuff on my porch..but at this point I’m just like. Damn. So many things to talk about. It’s like when you go to Target and have a tiny bag of stuff that cost you $100. Hoooowww?? Alright. Finished with that tangent. Back to the goodies you just drooled over. All the pots are ones I bought at Big Lots last summer. The little zebra bowl is the same as the one next to the rocking chair: oldie but goodie from TJ Maxx. The wooden crates are new purchases from Walmart. The print says “This Love is Extraordinary” and is something I’ve had for a long time. I made it myself as well. The little mirror is from a thrift store. All the plants are new. The big tree by the rocking chair was a gift from my Daddy. And when I say gift … I mean … I said “Hey. I like this plant. Can I have it??” and he of course said “Yes.” πŸ™‚ Anyway. They are all new/new to me. So send them some good vibes. And maybe shoot me a reminder to water them. I’m so not a plant lady.

Anddd there’s an evening shot. Candles lit and sidewalk lights on point. Oh wait. One is not working. {{side eye emoji}} Those little sidewalk lights are new purchases from At Home. They are solar powered. We don’t keep the porch light on…so I figured these would be nice to have to illuminate the area at night…you know. When you are digging for your keys on a Friday night after a couple margaritas. In the dark. It’s frustrating. So yeah. Problem solved now. Looks like I’m replacing that one on the right though.

Whelp. That is all folks. Thanks for sticking through until the end. I hope you enjoyed it. Anyone else doing some living space updating around the house?


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