In the meantime, I decided to share my foundational changes to my front porch to improve its appearance for fall decorating, and decorating year round.
One can’t tell from the picture, but the outside of our home sadly needs updating. It has this fake concrete stonework, along with old aluminum siding. The front porch needs to be rebuilt or at least repainted. Everything screams old, worn out, and needing to be update. And, it’s on the list AFTER we finish the various inside projects. Updating the house is a huge project that involves adding a room on the back of the house.
However, I can make the best of what I have. First of all, I took my brass and faded-looking house numbers and spray painted them glossy black. I love black as an accent color, and I’m planning on using it when we renovated the outside of the house. In the picture, the numbers now pop against the weathered wood.
Then I spray painted the wooden bench and one of the metal buckets that holds fake flowers satin espresso. Again, the darker colors pop against the light, worn out background. When I fill the bucket with fall flowers and leaves and put pumpkins on the bench, both will look really sharp. For a change, I spray painted the larger metal bucket satin paprika. It’s an extra pop of color on the porch.
Today, I’m going to spray paint the flag pole for the front porch glossy black. Right now the weathered pole gets lost against the white siding. When I’m done with these little changes, I’ll have the bones of decorating in place to match my favorite palate – fall, and something that I can use year round.
This post is part of Thrifty Decor’s Fall Inspiration. Also check out The Nester’s post on fall decorating, and The Inspired Room will be having a Fall Nesting Party starting September 8th. Stay tuned for more inspiration all over the net!