Front Porch Appeal - Enjoy Autumn Splendor
Issue #59 September 2014September where summer ends and fall begins. No, you aren't missing an issue of our newsletter. We took a hiatus in July and August; our travels got the best of us (which we'll share in this issue).
Now that the kids are back in school and perhaps the days are getting a bit cooler (or will be), it's definitely time to be thinking of preparing your porch for fall. Mary and I look forward to decorating (and sitting on) our porch this time of year.
Classic fall front porch in autumnIn this issue, we'll be sharing fall porch ideas along with a newly discovered porch product we think you'll really like. In addition, we feature a porch makeover, Mary's neat autumn pumpkin pillows, southern California porches, and the launch of our Porch Ideas Network podcasts!
Paint Your Front DoorPainting your front door can change the look of your entire home (and your porch will love it too). Mary and I discovered this new paint from Modern Masters made specifically for your front door.
It is easy to apply, can close your door the same day, and it comes in a multitude of colors.
You can even download the Modern Masters app to try their colors on your own front door before you paint.
Modern Masters front door color options - appLearn more about Modern Masters, this amazing front door paint, and get the app too!
See how Dana and Brooks used Modern Masters front door paint for their porch makeover below.
Porch Ideas Network News
Mary and I are really excited as we've launched our Porch Ideas Network Podcast Series and invite you to tune in. You'll hear interviews with experts in porch construction, landscaping, decorating, and more to give you a myriad of ideas and tips for your porch.
As an introduction to our porch podcasts, enjoy our interview with Paul Moore, a landscape and garden photographer (who also happens to be a self-proclaimed plant nerd). He offers some wonderful tips for landscaping around your porch and front yard.
Enjoy our podcast with Paul: 00:29:36
Ten Autumn Decorating TipsWhat porch doesn't love autumn? Decorating your porch for fall is fun and easy to do. With so many beautiful colors, textures, and craft ideas, it is the perfect season for creating a wonderful curb appealing display.
fall decor and photo courtesy Stone GableBe sure to see our other nine easy fall decorating ideas!
Autumn Pumpkin Porch Pillow ProjectsMake this delightful fall pumpkin pillow and these painted pillow toppers - perfect for your front porch, of course.
Mary has been busy making pumpkin pillows for our front porch.
Southern California Porch IdeasWe thought we'd show you a few of the many porch ideas we gleaned from our porch trip to California. We had a lot of fun strolling the streets looking for new (and sometimes proven) ideas you might be able to use for your porch this summer.
Beautiful California porch stepsAlthough southern California porches are different than in other parts of the country, we have noted they don't skimp on their walk ways or beautiful flowers. They may not readily have expansive wrap-arounds but they make up for it with beautiful landscaping, steps, and other amenities.
Shutters installed between aluminum porch columnsWe thought this was an innovative idea to dress up what can be nondescript aluminum porch columns. The shutters not only add a bit of privacy but also a little charm to this small front porch.
Bold porch balustradeYou don't often see this type of porch railing (balustrade) on a small porch - but it works well on this one. Also note the Corinthian columns. Both work well together.
Enjoy our southern California porches!
Front Porch MakeoverMary and I love porch makeovers. They not only add immense curb appeal but also can add real value to almost any home.
This front porch is ripe for a porch makeover to brighten up its curb appeal.
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Happy porch sitting from your friends,
Mary and Dave
Life is short. Enjoy your porch.
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