Our foyer wasn't the only thing we fancified over the weekend! We also updated our front patio:
Aside from adding seasonal holiday decor, its pretty much looked like this since we moved in:
So inviting, right? I apologize for the horrible, awful sunny photo...
Anyway, about those updates! They started with the planters that my mom generously gifted me a couple weekends ago:
They're the short and tall Dundee planters from Crate & Barrel and I L-O-V-E them!
Amber at Wills Casa mentioned that they look like Modernica planters when I posted a sneak peek of them on Instagram. They totally do but both of my planters cost less than one Modernica planter which is awesome! I still want a Modernica one for inside though...
Anyway, my mom helped me plant a spineless yucca in one planter ($10 Home Depot score!) and a golden barrel cactus ($15 Home Depot score!) in the other:
Don't mind those blurry yucca leaves, the wind was blowing like crazy!
Both will have to be planted somewhere in our yard in a few years when they grow too big for the planters but that's assuming my black thumb can keep them alive that long haha
The other patio updates include our "M" and our striped doormat:
Why an "M"? Well, my boyfriend's last name starts with an "M" and even though we're not engaged/married, we've been together for 4, going on 5 years. I don't see that changing anytime soon so why not! Plus, an "M" seemed easier to make than a "K" for my last name haha
Stop by next week for a full DIY tutorial on how we made the "M" :)
In the mean time, check out our doormat! Doesn't it scream spring? It's from Target's Threshold line. I can't find it online but I think it was $16.99? Maybe it was only $12.99. I can't remember.
I'll be honest and tell you that I spent a good half an hour in the doormat aisle arguing with my boyfriend over which one we should buy. And then I spent another 20 minutes arguing with my mom about them the next day ... I'm such a delight haha
I wanted something neutral and boring but they kept insisting on the colorful ones. I'm happy we chose the one we did though because it ties in with our house colors so well and fine, I'll admit it, I like it :)
Please live little plants :)
I wouldn't say the patio is done-done but it's about 90% finished. I'd still like to add a door knocker (after I get over my fear of drilling holes in my door) and maybe a small bench under the "M" for seating. I don't want it to look like an outdoor restaurant waiting area or block the planters though so maybe not.
How about a before and after to finish out this Friday?
Ahhh, much better! Thanks mom :)
What do you think of our updates? Would you add anything else to the patio or stick a fork in it and call it done?
Psst: I'll be back on Sunday to celebrate our 10th Monthiversary :)