Patio Makeover

First of all I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who gave me their input last week on what I could do to spruce up my patio. The landscaping of our home has sadly been left as the last thing on our to-do list!

Here is what the door looked like when we first bought it. I love the huge half circle window about the door, it is a nice feature in our home that carries throughout the front of the home. 

Updating our front door has been on my to-do list for a while now. Every time I go to Lowe's I would stop and look at planters and plants telling myself that I need to get some and this weekend I finally did!

I knew that these were the planters that I wanted, I have looked at them probably a half a dozen times. The hardest part for me was picking flowers to go in them. {I circled around the outdoor section at Lowe's for almost an hour!!}  Topiaries sounded nice and I think they would have looked pretty, but I will be honest, I knew that I would forget to prune them and then they would look like  a mess! So, I knew that flowers were the best option for me! 

I love the "R" mat that we got as a wedding gift! Its been at out front door since we got it. For Christmas I am looking for a new one to use during the Christmas Season. Something with antlers or a deer, let me know if y'all see some good ones!

If  you look in the window you can see Oakley. He just had to be nosy!!

I wish I could remember what these plants are called, but they are native to New Guinea and bloom all year round. BONUS: Lowe's has a one year guarantee on all their plants, AND if you buy a planter and a plant from them they will pot it for free with their soil!! 

Lastly I added on my wreath. I have had multiple people ask me to do a tutorial on how I made my wreath, so after thanksgiving I will do a tutorial on how to make one since I will be making a Christmas one!

Here is the completed product, I didn't want to add too much since Christmas decorating is just around the corner! 

I hope y'all have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. That looks adorable!!!! It all ties together so nicely! :)

  2. You know how to make your entryway more inviting. Your white door looked great but lacked appeal. So putting up Christmas décor was certainly a good idea. Now, your entrance is more appealing! It’s as if you’re reassuring people that you’re really going to have a merry Christmas. :D
    Keven Sumrell @ Southwest Exteriors

  3. Plain white is blindingly appealing, but adding decor will make it look elegant. I suggest you paint your door and window frames with a different color, like black, maybe. Also, the decor, try to be more creative and never be afraid to play with colors. Front doors should be made inviting and welcoming to attract positive energy and people to come inside.

    -Roosevelt Franklin @ ClearChoiceWin