Monday, November 12, 2012

Front Porch

Our new home has a wonderful front porch.  It goes all the way across....just like our last home's front porch.  The trouble is, I sold all of the wicker furniture that we had on our last front porch at a garage sale before we moved, because we were thinking about buying a condo...I know....like we really would :-).

Front Porch of New Home

So now I am dreaming about what I can do to replace the wicker I sold.  Do I get more wicker and paint it black?


I am not sure which direction I will go, but I do know that I will probably wait until next spring to worry about it.  Right now I am concentrating on getting into the house and getting settled before Christmas :-).

Thanks for hanging around and house whispering with me!  I promise to bring you along every step of the way.

23 comments:

  1. You have plenty of time before Spring to let the house tell you what it wants. What fun Penny.
    Hugs, Penny

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  2. I thought I knew when you started the front porch journey and changed my mind as you went along. Guess that means that I'm a lucky one and could go with the first pick. ☺ Why am I seeing a swing hung on one of those ends, though?

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  3. Love all of your pictures Penny. New furniture for our back patio is on my list. Our new house has a fireplace and it's just waiting for the perfect cozy furniture. I want black wicker. We'll see what we find, right?

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  4. I agree with Penny, that the house will let you know what's needed on the porch. I love all the inspiration photos though, especially the natural wicker.

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  5. It's nice you have time to settle before you need porch furniture. It looks like a wonderful porch that will be fun to decorate. A wonderful way to draw one into a house!

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  6. What a terrific outdoor space. I like wicker, probably the black but either way - wicker. It is so much fun to read your planning process for this house.

    Darla

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  7. I just love heaing about your plans and seeing your house transform! So much fun! Please stop by today if you can...I'm having a giveaway!

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  8. Oh, what fun! I'm sure you'll have lots of ideas to sort through come spring.

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  9. Murphy's Law! I love the natural wicker, especially with the soft paint color of your house.

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  10. Hi Penny,
    I love the black Iron. Go with something different this time. I know you will have fun next spring planning your porch.
    I can't wait to see more!
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  11. Oh for a porch with which to have the problem of choosing furniture!
    I think I'd go with the natural wicker though...
    Rose H
    x

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  12. You'll have fun thinking about it Penny. Personally I'm fond of the natural wicker because it's so comfortable and easy to take care of, but the iron looks very chic. I really like the rug in the last photo too.
    Sam

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  13. I wish I had a front porch like yours on my new home, Penny! I do have a small porch off the master bedroom that I will probably place a few wicker pieces.

    I love the Houzz website you used for inspiration! I will need lots of inspiration to decorate my CO home, that's for sure. :)

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  14. Waiting for spring to decide on porch furniture seems like a good idea to me. As you've said, the house will let you know what suits best.
    Thanks for bringing us all along on your house whispering. I love it.

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  15. Hi Penny! Your new home is so pretty and I love your porch. One thing, you can just wait a bit til spring and then go to town! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  16. Looking forward to every step with you Penny! Love the look of the front of the house - so charming!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  17. A porch like that is on my "dream house"list. I would sit ourside with a hot cup of whatever and watch the rain in spring:>) Wicker is comfy but, oh my that cast iron looks fine. Whatever you find I know it will look wonderful and be perfect for your porch sitting:>)

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  18. I'm with Vee, porch swings! I have some catchin' up to do on your new home! LOVE it, Penny! It is just so pretty!

    xxoo
    Becky

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  19. You might actually get the furniture at quite a savings at this time of year and through the winter...cushions, too. I ordered my wicker furniture for the lake from Orvis in September of that year and just stored it. The prices were great.

    I like the natural wicker the best for outdoors. Mine is in our little guest house (it's white).

    Good luck!

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  20. Such fun! Lots to look forward to...both for you and us! I love the natural wicker...but spring IS a long way off! ;)

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  21. I'm kind of liking it all. Fun to see what you do. Mimi

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  22. Waiting would be wise - give you time to get the "feel". But, there are some really great buys going on right now.

    I have white wicker on our front porch. And, in our sunroom we have black. Love them both.

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  23. I am so glad you chose the house with the porch, it is so beautiful. I think all the pictures are wonderful, and any of them would be perfect for your porch.

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