All In The Details
OK, so the wicker furniture makeover is going to take just a little while longer — we were abducted by family fun yesterday & instead of going to the Home Depot for more rope, we ended up at a nearby farm petting baby ducks!!
Ultimate Rental House Rule: Paint and pillows are fine, but your family is what makes your house a home.
So, we still have to hit the Depot. Then I have just a weeeeee bit more touching up on the table & chairs. And just generally futzing around to get the porch & yard ready for our BIG CURB APPEAL REVEAL!!!
But, I know I like a little light Sunday blog-reading, and I imagine you’re no different. It’s a lovely way to relax 🙂
So, I’m gonna throw up a quick little post about some of the “finishing touches” we’ve done on the porch.
‘Cause I’m easy like Sunday bloggin’…
Some of you might remember this post about how I added a large mail receptacle to the inside of our porch gate…
And how I promised to switch out the original pine cones for new and different items to turn what could be an awkward-looking, purely functional item into a unique visual draw?
Well, viola! Autumn gourds! Simple, cheap, big visual impact.
Also cheap & easy? Flower pot decor!
And pine cones to throw at a particularly brazen and pesky squirrel…
The cones are just for decor. But that squirrel IS a complete pain in the patootie.
I also tossed some leftover gourds into one of the flowerpots for a casual piece of fall decor. I also plan to use another flower pot to create a discreet outdoor ashtray. (I’ll do a full how-to on that one soon!)
Flower pots! They’re not just for flowers anymore!
The mums pictured above were a simple solution to an ugly old stump that was uglying up our yard.
I also placed a bright, eye-catching accent piece nearby — in this case a cobalt blue bird feeder — to further distract from the stump.
Tip: Is your natural foliage looking a little wobbly or patchy? Use some potted plants or flowers to draw the eye to strong spots & “cover up” holes.
So… there you go! Just a couple of quick visual fixes that anyone can accomplish.
Now we’re off to the Home Depot now for more rope. Yes, I said rope. You’ll see! (Wink!)
COMING UP: WICKER FURNITURE REVEAL