Summer Time Porch Update

My summer bicycle wreath got the ball rolling for sprucing up and restyling our front porch area for the summer. I tell ya – every project I do has a domino effect. I finish one thing and that makes me think of another project I can do to make it even better, and thus, the to do list lengthens. You can add my husband to your prayer chain. Bless him.

The red and yellow in the wreath were so happy and summery, so I wanted to keep things bright, cherry and fun!

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

I bought this Moroccan patterned indoor/outdoor rug from Joss and Main a few months ago. It was intended for our bathroom, but it turned out to be the wrong blue. I was about to sell it, until I had my light bulb moment. I knew it would look awesome on our front porch {The other welcome mat that has been out there since we moved in was moved to the back door, since we needed a mat there anyway. Win, win!}.

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

The rug and wreath look awesome together! The modern, graphic patterns keep the primary color scheme from looking too childish. It just looks fun and relaxed.

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

I ditched the boston fern that was in the urn {that my Grandma had done a faux finish on} in exchange for an arrangement of succulents. The fern and I didn’t get along very well. I’m learning that the key to having a pretty garden and plants is to learn which plants you do well with. It pays to do a little research about which plants do well in your area, and what kind of light/watering they need.

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

The succulents are much more “me” than the fern was. They are modern and sculptural, plus they don’t overtake the urn. Oh, and {BONUS!} need very little care.

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

I still love my rustic chalk board. I enjoy changing up the chalk art with different seasons and events. It’s fun to find new quotes, dig up old favorites, or just add a little doodle. This time, I chose this wonderful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson {one of my faves as far as poets go}. It’s appropriate for summer time, isn’t it?

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

I ran a piece of chalk through my pencil sharpener to do this little chalk doodle, but a reader introduced me to the wonder of chalk pencils. Hello! I’m definitely going to have to try these out!

Use pencil sharpener for chalk

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

I am so enjoying our summertime porch update! It almost redeems the torturous summer heat here in Texas {almost}.

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday

Is it starting to feel like summer where you are? Are you welcoming it with open arms, or trying to fend it off a little bit longer? 

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Summer Time Porch : Like a Saturday