Elsie's Front Porch (Before + After!)

Elsie's Front Porch www.abeautifulmess.comOur front porch is quickly becoming one of our favorite spaces in our home! It's a spot to hang out nightly and entertain friends. We even sometimes sit out there to use the internet during work. It's becoming a cozy favorite! 

Elsie's Front Porch (before+after) www.abeautifulmess.comBefore: This is how our front porch looked for the first eight months we lived here. It was fine, and didn't feel as horribly unfinished as some of the other rooms in our home but I knew it had more potential! As soon as we got our first hint of warm weather I started messing around with ideas out there. My goal was to make it a spot where we would want to sip a glass of wine in the evenings, or enjoy a morning cup of coffee. :) 

Here's the story of everything we've added (so far)... 

Elsie's Front Porch www.abeautifulmess.com Elsie's Front Porch www.abeautifulmess.com By the front door we added a thrifted plant stand, painted white with some plants. When we were buying the plants we specifically looked for things that could stay outside all summer. Fingers crossed they all survive! I love this little pop of color that greets everyone who comes to our home. 

2222222Adding green was a huge part of what made this space come alive. We made hanging planters and painted terra cotta pots white for flowers and extra plants. 

Easiest DIY pillows ever! www.abeautifulmess.comWe made some DIY pillows. It was a quick afternoon project that adds so much pattern and fun to the space! 

Elsie's Front Porch www.abeautifulmess.com  Source List: Rug/Target, Chairs/Thifted, Coffee Table/Flea Market Find, Pillows/DIY, Plant Stand/Flea Market Find. 

Thanks so much for taking a peek at our porch! I am excited to see how it evolves in future seasons. For now, my only goal was to make it an inviting space that we actually use and that's something I can check off the list. Yay! 

Happy Monday! xo. Elsie 

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