I don't know why it is that once it starts feeling a little like spring, we get the urge to clean, rearrange, redo and tackle new projects around the house. But I have several things that are going to need my attention this year. One of the first things I want to do is replace our porch swing. It is a metal swing and the cushions on it are so worn and ragged. I want to replace it with a nice wooden one and some throw pillows on it. Doesn't this one look cozy?
I also need a new set of tables and chairs for the other end of the porch. I just need to decide what I want. I may be leaning toward wrought iron, but not sure.
I may even go with something in wicker.
I need to do something on the back deck as well. It gets a lot of sun so I'll need a small umbrella table and chairs I believe. I would love to find some retro style like the old metal chairs Mom and Dad had.
I am not sure what I will hang on the front porch this year. Last year, I had Boston ferns and I absolutely loved the coziness they made on the porch.
But a part of me wants hanging pots of flowers this year. Lots of vibrant colors. I'm just not sure. My ferns stay fresh and pretty all the way up until November. I don't think hanging flowers would do that.
I also need some type of plants on the back deck. It is small so I can't do a lot. But I'm toying with the idea of window boxes on the railing. I love these from Windowbox.com
But I may just want a big pot with an assortment of flowers.
I guess I have a lot of work ahead of me. I can't wait till the local garden centers start getting all their plants out.