Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer front porch

This memorial day weekend I mostly worked in the garage getting it cleaned out and organized.  I didn't get it all finished but I did get the majority of it done.  I was able to get my front porch decorated on Monday for summer.  I did it real fast while my husband went to Home Depot to get supplies for making a shelf in the basement.

Here is what I was able to accomplish in a short amount of time.  Of course most of this was already here like the furniture and the rug.  This is the very back area of the porch.

Here is the bistro area by the front door.  I got these pillows at Wal-Mart.  I thought the colors would go well with the rug.

Now how it looks when you first step onto the porch.

I love sunflowers. They scream summer to me.  I think that I will plant some in my backyard this year.

Here is the most scariest room in my house.  Ok, so it's really not part of the house just attached.  It is the garage.  This is the room that I tackled on Sunday and Monday. I can't believe I am letting anyone see this.  When I pull into the garage I close the door as quickly as possible.

 In this picture you can see where we have started to put upper cabinets in.  We put in a total of eight upper cabinets and four base cabinets.  We also added another large metal shelf unit next to the one in the middle. I didn't get it all done so I wanted to wait to show the after pictures.  Right now it looks 100 % better than this.  This is what happens when you have to move in a hurry and have no time to organize it when you move in.  You should have seen it then.  We couldn't park in the third car area when we first moved as it was so full of boxes.
I might try to tackle it again this weekend since we will be closing the shop for a few days for a mini vacation.  It depends on if I get the patio furniture painted first.  That will be my first priority next week.

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  1. Love your porch, it looks amazing. My garage looks worse than yours. I can just barely get my car in too. Hopefully mine will get thinned out one of these days. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. What a lovely place to sit and relax! Garages are made to be messy places. You should see our barn! Thank you for sharing this and your cute picnic setting and ceramic pig at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  3. Jody, your porch looks so warm and welcoming! I love sunflowers; and I plant the Mammoth seeds every year. They are just such a happy flower. Enjoying your blog! New follower!

  4. I love a cozy front porch! Wish neighbors spent more time on the front porch...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Your porch looks sweet and cozy. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I recently cleaned our garage and it's such a good feeling to get that baby done! Your porch is wonderful! The pillows are perfect with the rug. Wouldn't mind a couple. I'll have to check our Walmart. Love the wooden crate vignette. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. I love your porch, what a beautiful spot to sit after cleaning and organizing your garage! The orange color is wonderful and if I ever find that same rug it's mine! Too cute.....

  8. Jodi your front porch is just beautiful. Your garage looks like mine and then I started doing the same thing...cleaning it, now my attic looks like the garage! lol

  9. I just wanted to come and sit wiht you and drink iced tea. visiting from Craftberry Bush. I'll have ot check out Walmart as I have not found the color (and price ) of some new pillows yet. My porches are still in progress. Linda

  10. your porch looks wonderful and filled with summer colors. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥
    P.S. watch for your feature on Monday

  11. Super cute! love the pillows! We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time! http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/06/designs-time-no-12/

  12. Your porch is beautiful, Jody!

  13. Wonderfully done, Jody - love the pillows! I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! This weeks party will start at 4 pm today! {www.creativecountrymom.com} Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

  15. Trust me, your garage is perfect. Ours is not attached to the house and has always been a storage area. No way could a car ever get in that thing.