Can you believe a couple of weeks ago this porch was covered with snow?
Inches and inches and inches of snow.
It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time.
The trees are bursting with new leaves and the birds are chirping and the flowers are poking up through the dirt and the sun has decided to show up.
Spring is here.
Good thing I finally took the Christmas wreath off the back door.
I wish I was kidding.
I’m slowly working my way around the outside of the house and cleaning and fluffing and flowering all the outdoor spaces…
….starting with the back porch.
Here’s my mini back porch makeover and a few simple ideas for getting the back porch ready for spring—including the one thing I FINALLY found for the back porch.
This is the backdoor I’ve walked through my entire life.
It’s where my husband picked me up for our first date in an outfit that started and ended with a prairie skirt and a scrunchie.
It’s where I walked out in my wedding dress and came back in as Mrs. Wood.
It’s where my children learned to hopscotch and water Nana’s flowers.
It’s where I sit with my husband and watch the fireflies.
It’s brushed off and dusted and swept and ready for spring.
I went and bought every Mandevilla that the garden store had and put them in pots all over the porches.
These planters from BHG Live Better are the perfect height for a trailing container plant.
You can see them here.
These baskets are my new favorite planter.
They have an amazing plastic liner and they are made for outside. They are SUPER sturdy and are designed to hold up to the outdoor elements.
I added two on either side of the porch (but I’m thinking the front porch needs some now, too).
I have been looking for a striped rug for this space ever since the leaves were falling last year. I wanted the bold stripes on the back porch with a welcome mat on top.
And I finally found the PERFECT affordable outdoor striped rug.
It comes in four different sizes.
This is a 5″ x 7″ striped rug.
You can see the rug (and all the other sizes) here.
We also added these new white porch swings on each side.
I decided to go with white because the other porch swings tended to fade and we had to keep repainting them.
They are SUPER sturdy and comfortable.
I added these black and white pillows to each swing. The pillows are 20″ x 20″ wide and they are reversible. One side has stripes and the other side has this printed pattern.
I’m also planning on covering the porch chains again like I did here with a black and white patterned cover.
Remember my front porch from last fall?
I loved the lanterns so much that I got two more for this back porch.
They are perfect little pop of texture on the porch.
I love the new old back porch.
I love the bright pops of color.
I love the black and white striped rug.
I love the beautiful swings and the pillows and the lanterns and the basket planters.
But what I love the most?
If I squint?
I can see this.
Here’s to going home.
One porch at a time. 🙂
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