Hey all! I am back after another extended blog break to share the new resin wicker Lakeside chairs we bought for our front porch last month. At least now the weather finally feels like summer!
I had surgery just over a week ago and since I can't do anything for the next month or so I thought I would upload photos of the new chairs, door mat, and plans for some exterior work.
The 'Lakeside Collection' resin wicker chairs are from Canadian Tire. We bought them right before I went into hospital so we haven't had a chance to add any accessories. When I'm allowed to drive (and shop!) I will find some accent pillows. The door mat is from the ROOTS Beaver Canoe collection at Target (Canada.) I love the pieces they carry in that line.
Since good weather was so late coming this year we didn't get a chance to power wash the front porch or start some exterior painting jobs. I'm the painter here so I figure by mid July I will be able to tackle the front door and porch post. The porch post and door trims will be white to tie in with the window frames and wave board above the second floor bay window. I just have to decide whether to paint the front door white or black. I'm leaning towards black as it is in our brick. Our soffits/eaves will stay a khaki colour but I'm trying to lose some of the more greenish paint.
In late Fall we had a new garage overhead door, garage side door and opener installed. The 15 year old builder doors were literally falling apart. The new garage door never needs painting -hooray for that!
Edited to add: the snowy photos are from February, we had a late spring but not that late lol!
After a very long and cold winter we discovered peeling paint on the bay window so that will have to get painted too.
The roofs in our neighbourhood have been showing their age as well and the roofers have been busy keeping up with the demand. Our roof and replacement skylights are scheduled for next week and while we won't enjoy that expense it has to be done. The once brown, and now faded and worn out, shingles will be two tone black.
And by mid summer I may be able to add some pretty accessories to our porch, like this sweet candle that was a gift from my friend. In the meantime I will be very thankful for my helpful husband and I will get my decorating 'fix' by visiting my favourite blogs and Pinterest.