Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Porch

After we took down all of our Christmas decorations, our porch just looked sad and uninviting. We put all of our furniture in the garage for the winter, and with nothing on the porch, the house looks like no one lives here!

So, I decided to create a "winter" porch for the month of January just to cozy up the space a bit.  Everything I used is stuff I already had on hand. It seems a bit ironic that the day I did this, I was outside with no coat, welcoming temps in the 50's while all the snow melted. I know it's just a tease and it will get colder again soon enough.


I reused the DIY chalkboard I use for everything and stuffed a black planter with driftwood and cut branches from my Christmas garland.


I decided to drag out the fake tree I found at a thrift store (for $12), and added a burlap bow and snowflakes. I thought the pinecones on the tree looked wintry, without being too Christmasy (although my husband has asked me numerous times why we still have a Christmas tree on our front porch :).


The wreath is a DIY I shared with you last week. I love the simplicity and how it looks off our blue door.


I think the porch looks more inviting now, and hopefully not too Christmasy! I'm happy to do this for $0, since I already had everything on hand!


I think the porch now needs a little snow to make it more authentic! Happy Winter!  xo

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19 comments:

  1. I still have a pair of "christmas trees" acting like fancy planters on my front porch :) The idea of the chalk board as part of your porch vignette is such a fun idea that I need to remember. Even if I don't use it as a daily decor item it would be so great to add when having friends over, adding a special message of welcome. Great idea.

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one with trees on her front porch! That chalkboard is an old cabinet door I got at the Habitat Restore. A quick paint job and a new piece of hardware, and it serves as a large chalkboard! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Love your porch and that door is the perfect blue! Visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

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  3. Your winter porch is so elegant everything is just perfectly placed.

    Jamie
    thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com

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  4. I totally know what you mean…I ended up tweaking our front porch for winter as well…Love the chalk board and the snowflake ornaments on your tree…It's just right!!…I'm now a new follower too…please come visit me too!…nice to meet you and going back to look around some more!
    Maraelena

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  5. Gorgeous! Everything is perfect! I love your door color and your house numbers.

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    1. Thank you so much! The house numbers are from Home Depot!
      http://lifelovelarson.blogspot.com/2012/09/updated-house-numbers.html

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  6. SO cute! love the color of your front door! btw did you hear about go blog social? its a blog conference here in KC, its in april. you should come! i went last year and it was great. :) hope your having a nice winter!

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    1. I have not heard of it! Will have to look into it, do you have any more info or where I can find it?! thanks!

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  7. I just love the color of your front door! SO very, very pretty!

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  8. Love it! Totally my style :)
    Cindy@Diybeautify

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  9. Great Style and the door color is my favorite, I have it everywhere!

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  10. Can you share the brand/color of paint used for your door? It is lovely. Thanks. Pan F.

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    1. HI Pam! The door color can be found in this post..http://lifelovelarson.blogspot.com/2012/09/painted-front-door.html. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  11. My email is hellof@yahoo.com. thanks.

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