I hate to admit it but our front porch was pitiful. I mean it was bad, I had stuff just sitting everywhere and none of it was pretty nor did it serve a purpose. I knew it was bad I just have had so much going on inside sometimes it’s easy to neglect the outdoor spaces. Well thanks to Monrovia we decided to stop procrastinating and add some curb appeal, and make or front porch more welcoming. Usually your front porch is the very first thing people see so it really is a good idea to have it be a welcoming space.

So lets start with the before.

front door before

BLECKKKK!! Gross right? I’m so embarrassed. Oh well you guys have to see the funk in order to appreciate the beauty!

On to the fun Part!

We put our Deck The Halls Rug up…..yeah I know it’s May. LOL We then cleaned off all of the random lanterns and plant holders and moved them around to the back patio where there is much more space. After that I swept the patio and took the broom and cleaned out all of the cobb webs in th corners and wiped down the dust and debris on the siding. After everything was cleaned out I had a better Idea of what I wanted to do with my pots and the decor.

So off to Lowe’s We went to pick out our Monrovia plants. YOU GUYS , there were so many gorgeous flowers to choose from. I couldn’t believe the variety and the quality of the plants, They are so hardy. I had to snap  a picture of them because they were so beautiful. Oh and don’t worry if you can’t find a carrier of Monrovia plants in your area they offer all of their plants online aswell. Just click HERE.

monroviaflowers

 

So after coming through Isles and isles of these beauties, and The Beard patiently waiting on me. I finally decided on the Temptation Dahlia and Calibrachoa.

I Purchased 4 Dahlias (2 per pot)  Pictured Below.

dahlia

 

And 6 Calibrachoa (3 per pot) Pictured Below

calibrachoa

Aren’t they Gorgeous??!!?? The reason I chose these 2 is because the dahlia is, well Beautiful of course, but it also grows tall and will add some height to my planters. The calibrachoa has that gorgeous lime green color that will contrast nicely with the dark leaves of the dahlia. It also spills over the side of the pot and adds some visual interest. They were super easy to plant I just squeazed the outside of the plastic pot with a tug on the stem the dahlia popped right out. I cleared 2 holes and put them both in Then covered them with potting soil. After the dahlias I planted th 3 Calibrachoa on the front side all together. Then covered them with Potting soil. SUPER EASY.

planting

 

 

They turned out so gorgeous. Such an easy and quick way to make the house look so much better. It really is amazing what adding some fresh beautiful flowers can do for a space.

full planter

 

After planting our Monrovia Flowers we then added some accessories to add a pop of color and some more visual interest to the space. We put up a New Lantern and rug I got from Lowes, some Arrows,  and I wheeled the DIY Bar Cart out to house my watering cans and garden tools. I can’t tell you how much better my flowers tend to do when I have my watering cans in an accessible place.  NOthing is worse than having to drag a million pound hose around the front of the house to water a few small plants. So irritating! But keeping them next to the front door and so close to the kitchen sink is MUCH Better!

lantern cart flowers

It seriously looks like a new house you guys don’t even understand.

patio arrows

I really hope we have inspired you to get out and make some small changes that make a big Impact on your outdoor space. I highly recommend the Monrovia brand flowers they’re absolutely gorgeous. Be sure to check back with us to see all the other changes we’ve been doing to our outdoor space. Thank so much for stopping By!

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6 Comments on Quick and Easy Patio Update

  1. julie
    05/11/2015 at 8:22 PM (2 years ago)

    So pretty!

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  2. Erica
    05/12/2015 at 6:12 PM (2 years ago)

    What a beautiful transformation! That aqua color is my absolute fave so it’s always fun to see pops of it! And btw, your front door is GORGEOUS.

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  3. Leigh Anne
    05/13/2015 at 11:11 AM (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous transformation! Love the flowers and all of the aqua!

    Reply
  4. Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home
    05/15/2015 at 11:14 PM (2 years ago)

    Wow! Amazing what a difference some plants make. Those flowers are gorgeous and add a nice pop of color to make your entrance so warm and inviting.

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    • stacey
      05/19/2015 at 7:57 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Carrie! So glad you like my PATIO. LOL

      Reply
  5. Alli
    05/21/2015 at 9:27 AM (2 years ago)

    Looks great!!

    Reply

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