Lovely Valentine's Day Decor

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I love finding meaningful little things to decorate my home. So, when I opened up a box and found a card that was given to Dane and I when we got engaged, I was so excited to use it! Plus, it is the perfect little decoration for the day of love that is upon us! 

I still had a little collection of frames that I needed to fill. I just cut the card to fit one of the frames and...done! This was the easiest way to add a festive touch for the holiday, and it is a very meaningful piece of art!

There you have it...that is my one and only Valentine decoration, and I just love it! However, I love my wonderful husband way more! We still don't have plans for tomorrow, but it is going to be fabulous. 

Have a great Valentine's Day!



Monday, February 11, 2013

If you would have told me that the floor would be my favorite part of our little porch project, I wouldn't have believed you. Most people would have probably thought months about what they wanted, but for some reason that wasn't me. In fact, we didn't even know what were getting when we walked into Lowe's that night! 

I hadn't really looked online to see what they had before we went. I was thinking that tile would be best for the high traffic (even for wet shoes) space. However, I love the look of wood floors...I just didn't think it would be as durable. Then, I found it...tile that looks just like hard wood! It was love at first sight! We chose to go with the Antique Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank. It is rustic and beautiful, and it has a wonderful texture that resembles wood. 

Everyone is loving the front porch, but they especially love the floor! The color, and style is better than anything I could have imagined. I cannot wait to get the rest of the room put together. 

The flooring was very easy to install (well, Dane seemed to think that it was easy). It took a couple of hours to finish our 100 sq. ft. space. We will definitely be using the vinyl plank flooring from Lowe's for other home projects! 

before and after

Almost Done!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Where have I been?! This poor little blog feels so neglected lately...that is going to have to change! 


The next time I blog about the front porch I am hoping it looks something like this...but for now I am just enjoying the space as it is! There has been so much progress from when we started the front porch transformation. Here are some pictures of the porch before.

Now it looks like this! 

Yes, I like to randomly dance in the sunny space...I am absolutely in love! I cannot wait to start adding all of the finishing touches. I am thinking about using gray accents. I have a couple of DIY projects planned that I think will look great in here! Can't wait to share it with all of you!

I am going to be writing a blog post just about the floor (which I love) soon! Get excited! If you want to check out some other porch posts, you can find them here, here, and here