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Summer Porch Deja Vu

I have a confession. Sometimes I like to decorate the same way I have before. 

I know. DIY and home bloggers are supposed to be reinventing the wheel and coming up with new ideas without repeating themselves, right? I am one of those people who likes to rearrange things in the house and change up decor seasonally. But you know, sometimes I really like something and I want to do it again. Shocking, I know. ;) 

Summer Time Porch

Summer Time Porch

I really liked my summer porch from last year. I love the wreath I made for it more than any other wreath I’ve made before. So why would I let it collect dust in the garage all season if it makes me smile? Pishaw. I don’t roll that way. 

So! My front porch is looks an awful lot like it did a year ago. And that’s ok with me. :) 

Playful Summer Time Porch - Bicycle Wreath

Playful Summer Time Porch – Bicycle Wreath

There are some differences since I’ve added a couple of features to the porch area this year — like my giant chalkboard and stacked book plant stand

Playful Summer Time Porch - Stacked Book Plant Stand

Playful Summer Time Porch – Stacked Book Plant Stand

This season’s chalkboard art comes{again} to your courtesy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love this quote. :)

Playful Summer Time Porch

Playful Summer Time Porch

 

Summer chalk art - Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Summer chalk art – Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Playful summer time porch

Playful summer time porch

Playful summer time porch - Ralph Waldo Emerson chalk art

Playful summer time porch – Ralph Waldo Emerson chalk art

Do you decorate seasonally? Do you like to mix it up or stick with what you already know you love?

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Summer Bicycle Wreath

Happy Monday! I’m running behind today! We spent the weekend in Austin celebrating my little sister’s graduation from the University of Texas {Hook’em!}. It was a fun, exciting, busy, exhausting weekend! You can bet on InstaFriday being very burnt orange this week. :) This was the first of 3 Austin trips I’ll be making this month….so, yes…coffee will be happening. A lot.

Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is already upon us? The official unofficial start of summer. It’s already feeling good and hot here as we’re already reaching temps in the 90’s, so I felt like it was time to switch out my spring wreath for a summery one.

I started out by wrapping a wreath form in some grosgrain ribbon in a red and white chevron pattern that I found at Hobby Lobby. I’ve made a few yarn wreaths before, but I had never wrapped one in ribbon. Oh my goodness – I am sold on wrapping wreaths in ribbon! It took so much less time!

I also found this metal bicycle at Hob Lob. They were running a 50% sale on metal that week, so I snatched it up with thoughts of yellow spray paint running through my mind.

Summer Bicycle Wreath : Like a Saturday

Once I gave it a few coats of a pale yellow spray paint, I attached it to the wreath with some hot glue. The bicycle is pretty light weight, but I still wanted to reinforce it with some ribbon in case the glue were to come loose with the Texas heat. I had a spool of a thin matching ribbon. I discreetly tied each wheel to wreath. You can hardly see it unless you’re looking very hard.

Summer Bicycle Wreath : Like a Saturday

I was seriously doing a dance around the house once I finished. I am IN LOVE. It’s definitely the quirkiest wreath I’ve put together. The colors and the addition of the bike scream summer to me !

Summer Bicycle Wreath : Like a Saturday

Summer Bicycle Wreath : Like a Saturday

Summer Bicycle Wreath : Like a Saturday

Of course, one thing led to another, and I restyled the entire front porch for summer…but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what I’ve done! I’m excited to share it with you! :)

I hope y’all have a wonderful Monday and I’ll see you back tomorrow for the porch reveal!

Update : Apparently great minds think alike! Check out Jen’s {from Craft-o-Matic} Summer Bicycle Wreath that she made! It is super cute! 

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