Show Mom how much you love her!
With Mother’s day approaching, our siblings have a tradition for our mom. A fresh spring cleaning and redo of her front porch! Kathy and I do all the work and Jennifer (Show Me Decorating San Antonio team) and Tim (our talented,woodworking, welding brother in Amarillo) participate by helping pay for all the goodies! We plant beautiful new flowers in her pots and front flower beds! We love to give her a great 1st Impression! Mom always tells everyone that she gave us all her creative talents. While she really does not lack for creativity, she is very happy to let her girls take over and do! We are truly the creative, independent, business women we are today because she always let us, encouraged us and allowed us to create, experiment, paint, wallpaper and redo our home as we grew up! So mom, this one is for you! Happy Mother’s Day!
“Finished” Front porch
Mom’s front porch “before”
Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner was our inspiration
The front porch loaded with all the plants, pots and new doormat, let the work begin!
New light fixture is installed
When we assed the porch, we discovered that the current light fixture was too small and not the right proportion. Thank goodness Mark was on hand to assist with the electrical! We also took in to consideration when purchasing and planning the pots and plants, the sunlight that the porch receives. Hint “look at houses that face the direction yours does and duplicate the plants that are thriving. With our drought, the pots and flower beds closet to the front door are priority for color and impact. These can easily be maintained with hand watering. ( I collect water in containers in my shower to keep my entry beds watered)
Ceramic pots are easy to maintain and do not allow the hard water residue to collect on the outside of the pot as do the clay pots
Knock out Roses, geraniums, petunias and moss rose have been hits for this front porch. We matched the pots to the Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner and complimented them with flowers in red, yellow and purple.
A Knock out Rose was planted to the right of the doorway for color and balance with the other side.
The Texas A&M stepping stone matches the burgundy pots and shutters and adds interest to the flower bed. For more information on the Knock Out Roses, check out P. Allen Smith article on growing Knock Out® Roses.
We purchased our supplies with one trip to @Lowes!
The new porch light looks perfect and now to add a bench with pillows for comfort and color. We like to treat the front porch as a small outside room. Mom and Dad can enjoy their morning coffee or watch the grandkids play basketball!
Iron Bench adds seating and completes the outdoor room
Happy Mother’s Day!
Kathy made 1 final trip to @Hobby Lobby to find the perfect bench and pillows to complete our outdoor porch makeover! The butterfly garden stake is a compliment to our Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee!
MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST
For your chance to win a lisA fRosT banner, leave a comment below about what your mom has taught you. Share with your friends for more chances to win! Drawing will be held on May 1, 2013 with a random drawing!
Winner get’s to pick a banner for their mom or for themselves…
ENTER NOW BY COMMENTING BELOW-WHAT DID YOUR MOM TEACH YOU!
top 10 ideas for creating a great 1st Impression!
Clean and trim up the yard, trees and flowerbeds, keep well maintained.
Spruce up the front door with a fresh coat of paint.
replace the door’s hardware and kick plate
replace worn light fixtures and update with a finish that matches new hardware
Place a new welcome mat at the front door
pots of flowers or plants
clean your windows to sparkle and shine
place new house numbers in clear sight
Happy decorating Y’all,
Becky and Kathy