Whimsical and Fun Fall Front Porch Makeover
Hello and welcome back! If you have been following along, you’ve seen a little sneak peek of my recent front porch makeover. I wanted to share more details on how I put it all together. I’ll also be sharing with you some of my friend’s gorgeous front porches with you. So, if you are here from Refresh Living, Welcome! In case my wacky taste isn’t for you, I’ve got tons more to show you! Thank you to Tara from Lehman Lane for hosting this hop, she’s the best.
This started as a challenge from The Home Depot, which you can read more about HERE. To sum it up, they wanted us to build the wheelbarrow they were teaching at their Do-It-Herself classes and put our own personal spin on it. While pursuing Pinterest one day, I saw some Tim Burton-themed decor and I loved it. I wanted to do a Tim Burton Halloween front porch, but it seemed a bit early for Halloween. Okay, to some it seemed a bit early. I’m usually ready for Halloween by beginning of September. Anyway, I wanted to do a porch that was fall-appropriate but that I could easily transition to Halloween at the beginning of October without having to redo the whole porch. So, here’s where I started. Inviting, no?
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I happened to be at the hardware store and see concrete paint and instantly decided that the porch could use a new coat of paint. Another one of those things that I don’t know why I didn’t do earlier! I’ll have more info on that later, but it was super easy. I started with the wheelbarrow since that was the inspiration piece. I did some black and white stripes with a spiral wheel. Then I wanted to plan my porch around that. I painted some black and white pumpkins and had the idea to add some curtains when I saw THESE at Walmart. I don’t know why I didn’t think to put curtains here before, they totally transform the space. Then I started adding all the black and white. But, it needed some color. So, I added a little orange.
I got that big pot at Wal-Mart for super cheap, because all of their outdoor/gardening stuff is on sale this time of year. It was very easy to add some stripes using white duck tape.
But, it was still missing something. I tried a crazy striped rug and it was way to much, so back to the store with that one ;).
Then I had an idea to add some purple. Wasn’t sure if the purple and orange would work together, but I love it with the playful black and white. I got these and all my flowers and branches at Hobby Lobby and they are beautiful!
I had originally used hay bales, but they didn’t really go with the theme, so my friend suggested cinderblocks and they go much better. And they are cheaper, and I think I can work them into my Halloween theme a little better.
The finishing touch was the rug I got from Tuesday Morning. I always forget about Tuesday Morning, but was walking by and saw it in the window display. It was $16! Score! Plus Stella girl loves to lay on it and pretend like she’s going to protect the house.
Again, I started with hay but switched it to Spanish moss for the filler for inside the wheelbarrow and pot.
The rocker is off the back porch but it looks so much better here I might just leave it. It does need some new paint, maybe for Christmas decor it’ll get a fresh coat.
Now check out what my friends have done with their front porches/gardens. Some amazing stuff here!
Fall Outdoor Hop
Lehman Lane / 2 Bees in a Pod – Vicki’s House / My Life from Home / North Country Nest
Our Crafty Mom / Twelve on Main / Little Bits of Home / Beauteeful Living / Fun Home Things
Simple Nature Décor / Timeless Creations / Refresh Living / UnCookie Cutter
2 Purple Couches / Our House Now a Home / Knock it Off Kim / Green with Décor
2 Bees in a Pod – Jenn’s House / Joy in Our Home
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my fun and whimsical fall front porch. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to continue the hop with Emily of Two Purple Couches (I just LOVE her). Let me know if you have any questions!
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I just love the addition of the curtains! They are so awesome!
Thank you!! Have no idea why it took me this long to figure out curtains!
This is the perfect Halloween porch, April! I love the purple and orange with the black and white.
THank you so much Robin!
That looks so awesome! Definitely inspiring me to do something with mine (which currently looks like an episode of Sanford and son)!
Haha, I doubt that – you have a great porch!
I love all the black and white – so much fun! It looks great, April!
The curtains are great!!! I love how fun and colorful it is now.
Thank you Amy!
Fabulous! I love the skull pillow!
Your Halloween themed front porch makeover came out amazing! Love the idea of the curtains and those cinder blocks work great. Yeah, why are bales of hay so pricey sometimes? What I don’t like is that they often leave stains on pavers/concrete. I love the Tim Burton theme. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Tee! I agree about the hay! I did worry about the cinderblocks scratching the new painted concrete, so I just put some old dish rags underneath. I’ll see how it did when I switch out the decor. Thanks for stopping by!
I love how it turned out! It looks like Charlie loves it too!
He really does, Bonnie could care less, haha!
Wow that is some transformation April! It is perfectly decorated for Halloween and your son and Stella look like they are really enjoying your new space!
They love it! Thanks for stopping by and thanks again for hosting Tara!
Wow April – love your colorful Halloween display. Your house will definitely be the cook-kid hang out!
Haha, Thanks ladies!
This is so festive for Halloween! I never thought of putting curtains outside, but I think it really adds to your entire space!
Thanks Kelly! Can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner!
I love all that purple! And great idea painting the cement pad black! It’ll look great throughout the seasons
Thank you Ariel!
Your porch looks awesome!! I love those curtains! And you know I love the wheelbarrow!
HAha, thanks Meg!
Ah this is amazing! I love the bright colors and patterns. Such a fun front porch!
So much fun to explore your home with the festive fall decor. Very Unique. So cute that you doggie and son are having a relaxing time together.
Amazing! Love the skull & purple touches! Very cool!
Thank you Michelle!
Super cool and fun!! Painting the concrete made such a huge difference!
Love your front porch! That before pictures means there is hope for my front porch too. Pinned!
Haha, so far to go still!! Thanks for stopping by Kati!
Your porch looks amazing, April!! The black and white palette is perfect for fall and Halloween, and you know I adore your pops of purple 😉
I think you inspired the purple! Thanks Emily!
You’re always on top of your game!!!! Those curtains?! What a great touch!!!
Thanks Sara! Why didn’t I think of curtains before? 🙂