A few weeks ago I posted our plans for our home’s curb appeal. And in that post, I mentioned that I’d paint our rocking chair black and hang a black porch swing next Spring when we have the house painted, and make a few other changes. But the more I thought about it, the more black didn’t seem right. I had originally mentioned maybe painting our door green, but the more B and I talked about it, the more we realized we wouldn’t like life without a storm door to let air in on cool days. And I wouldn’t cover a craftsman door up with a storm door. So we’re now thinking a black front door and a black storm door (like this) are the answer to our front door needs, and I’m fully on-board and embracing the classic traditional-ness of a black door.
So, with the door going black, black porch furniture seemed like too much, and I was hankering for color. I decided two green Adirondack chairs (like we had in our old side yard and left with the house) were exactly what we needed for our front porch. I started searching and couldn’t find any that were a reasonable price and the color green I loved.
We didn’t love these chairs from our side yard – they didn’t hold up very well (B and our neighbor had to tighten the bolts on the chairs every time we wanted to sit in them), so we chose to buy pre-made ones instead of kits this time around. I found the Westport Adirondacks from Shine Co. at a local Colorado furniture store on clearance for $65 each in Sage Green – great for Fall, and I can always paint them if I want a brighter green next year.
Nell was napping and T was at his first day of school, so I dug my Fall yarn wreath out of the basement storage and hung that up, too.
I’m glad we didn’t wait until Spring to add anything to the porch – I’ll plant a few mums in the planter in a couple weeks, and then add Halloween pillows and pumpkins in October – and I think Fall might be one of my favorite porch seasons. I’m anxious, of course, to paint next year, but until then, this is a great first step.
I’m happy with the direction things are going outside – and anxious to make other changes, but willing to wait now that we have a colorful place to sit and watch the kids on their bikes. What do you think?