Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Latest Project- Before and After Photos

We are hosting Thanksgiving again this year, and I've been looking around our home lately and seeing all of the poor neglected spaces I'd love to spruce up before our company arrives. 

One of the first places calling to me was our poor, sad, neglected, cobwebby, front porch. 
And the entryway was just as uninviting. 

Making Bets on Who will fall through first -    


I love to sit out with my friends and drink coffee while we watch the kids play, but lately I've begun to wonder which one of us will be the first to fall through the chairs.  Classy, huh?  : ) 

So armed with coupons, I ventured into the sacred grounds of  Hobby Lobby. 

Here are my after photos: 

So I might need an intervention. 
I'm a little addicted to creating chalkboards
Here's my latest: 

From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. - John 1:16

 I hope the new look will say to friends and family -

Come on in! 

Sitting area all ready for relaxing and coffee sipping:

Shannon from Bless Our Nest inspired this project:

There was so much more I wanted to do, but alas, I ran out of money.  I was able to do all of this on a small budget, though, and I'll tell you more about how I made the changes in my next post. 

Hint:  I had a willing and talented labor force: 

Thank you, Mom!!! 

Happy Fall Everyone! 



B.D.Riehl said...

Wow! I love all the changes! It looks fantastic.

Katy said...

I LOVE IT!! Now you can come help me do something to mine! :)

Emma said...

It looks really nice Beck!

Sally Jo said...

It was fun--Mom

Jamie said...

Wow! That's awesome! I could use some inspiration for my front porch...lol

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

You are awesome! I am not a very good decorator, especially with details. But I do LOVE watching HGTV because I am always in awe with their finished products, as I am with yours. Way to go!

P.S. I don't think I ever replied to you about this on fb, but we would love to watch a Boise game with you sometime!! That would be amazing.

java diva said...

Wow, the changes are awesome! And just today I was looking around my home thinking how my favorite holiday is coming next month and how nice it would be to decorate for it. I have a friend whose house is so tastefully decorated for thanksgiving, I was thinking, before I saw your post, I wonder if she would shop with me at Hobby Lobby. Gotta love that place!

Momma Shoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I could use a makeover of my front porch too and you have inspired me to get busy:) Thanks for sharing your before and after photos. Love the chalkboard idea...I'll have to hop on over to your friends blog to learn more:)