Fashionably Late Mom

Front Porch Refresh- Summer Ready

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During the holidays the front porch always looks magical. Pretty evergreen pine, lights, wreaths and everything else to add some sparkle during the drab winter. I usually struggle keeping up the pretty home decor vibe but this summer front porch refresh seemed to do the trick!

Before:

before a front porch refresh | Summer Front Porch by popular Pittsburg life and style blog, Fashionably Late Mom: before image of a log home with double black Fram window doors and a black and white rug.

See what I mean? After the garland is down and no more sparkling lights it’s just so bleh. We did get some fresh mulch down so that helped a little but dang, I was embarrassed even having the UPS guy deliver all my packages daily.

After:

after a front porch refresh | Summer Front Porch by popular Pittsburg life and style blog, Fashionably Late Mom: after image of a front porch on a log home with black frame doors, black planters with pink flowers, hanging potted pink flower planters, and greenery wreaths.

It sure is amazing what a little bit of washing and freshening up can do. I always start the spring season off with a good hose down with the pressure washer. It’s crazy how dirty the porch can be just from rainwater! A few years ago I decided to paint our front doors black to help offset all the brown wood and loved how it turned out. I went ahead and gave them a fresh coat with Rustoleum door paint in satin black. It always amazes me what a fresh coat of paint can do to something. One thing is for sure, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg for a front porch refresh!

Buying faux floral online can definitely be a gamble. Some things look great and some things look like cheap green plastic. I was very pleased with these wreaths I ordered from Amazon. They will be perfect for putting on the doors right when I take the Christmas wreaths down.

hanging flower basket |  Summer Front Porch by popular Pittsburg life and style blog, Fashionably Late Mom: image of a white hanging flower basket with pink flowers.

My hanging baskets on the front porch are always something I splurge a bit on. I love a big, bright and full basket that will drape as it grows. These bright pink geraniums are a great offset from the house.

About five years ago I invested in self watering planters and they made a huge difference with my flowers. As the roots grow down they find the water in the reservoir. I like to stick with bright colors in these planters also.

The layered doormat trend is definitely here to stay. I switched things up from my previous striped rug for this design. I love getting rugs from Boutique Rugs because they’re almost always 60% off with a code. My nephew’s girlfriend Grace made my doormat for me. I asked for this saying because it’s pretty true for us all summer long!

front porch decor, doormat |  Summer Front Porch by popular Pittsburg life and style blog, Fashionably Late Mom: image of a woman holding a glass of wine and standing on her front porch on a log home with black frame doors, black planters with pink flowers, hanging potted pink flower planters, and greenery wreaths.
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Come on over and join me on the porch, I’ll have a glass of wine waiting for you!

What did you like most about my summer front porch refresh? Let me know in a comment below!

I’m a stay at home mom of three kiddos, ages 10, 8, 5, and wife to my high school sweetheart. I’ve always had a love for fashion and styles that you won’t find on just anybody. Follow me on this journey so I can share with you all of my favorite things!

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