Sprucing up the porchlette has been on my to do list for a few weeks now. What, you might ask, is a porchlette? Well, it’s smaller than a porch or a porchette.
My friend Cindy at County Road 407 calls her front porch a porchette. After reading this on her blog, I decided that mine is so much smaller than hers that I will be forever going to call mine a “porchlette”!
As you can see, by the welcome mat, my porchlette has definitely seen better days!
I’ve been planning my new porchlette for a few weeks now.
My first purchase was this cute coir mat from Pier 1.
My second purchase was this blue and white striped mat from Overstock.com.
I love layering rugs.
It gives so much color and texture to the porchlette.
Until I came home and found that my layered mats had gotten wet.
The coir mat had bled onto the blue and white mat.
I was shocked since it hadn’t rained.
After a little investigative work I finally figured out the culprit.
The sprinkler head was hitting the Caladium leaves, which shot the water directly onto the coir mat.
Sadly, I said goodbye to the blue and white stipe mat.
At least until I can find something a little more waterproof.
My one consolation was that the new coir mat is pretty all by itself.
The porchlette has been the same for many years, I felt like it was time to rearrange it a little.
Which is harder than it sounds since it is so small.
The large urn, which was on the south side, went to the north side.
Since the urn looked a little lonely, I added this small red stool.
Please ignore the cords! Those will have to be moved and hidden.
As my sweet Granny used to say ” We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t get rid of cords!”
Also, I’m thinking of adding a sign above the metal planter.
The mason jar just feels too small.
My last new addition to the porchlette is a new garden sign.
Don’t you love all of the bright colors!
I have to say that for the most part I’m happy with the new look.
Am I finished sprucing up the porchlette?
Unfortunately, all my pre-planning didn’t work out quite like I planned.
The porchlette is screaming for a wreath, a rug and a sign.
However, I’m in no hurry.
Okay, I’m in a bit of a hurry.
However, until I find the perfect items I’m moving on to other projects.
Like cleaning out and mulching the front yard flower beds.
A gardeners work is never done!
Until next time….