Monday, July 30, 2012
A Few Touches To Our Front Porch
Over the weekend, I managed to sneak in a little bit of time to work on a few crafty bits and pieces - this was amongst playing ‘taxi driver’ for Paul on Saturday afternoon as he had a work function to be dropped off at and picked up from, doing lots of cooking to stock up our freezer and going out on a few little impromptu family outings.
I finally added a few small pieces to our front porch area which was looking VERY bare and not very welcoming at all. We had changed our door a while back from an ugly cream to a crisper white and grey combination, but aside from a badly neglected pot plant, there was not much else happening in this space. However with the addition of a cute stand and some healthier looking plants which don’t mind going a few days without a good soaking, things were slowly improving.
Yesterday, I got Paul to hang a ‘welcome’ sign I made from a piece of jarrah. I painted it the same colour as our front door and applied a decal in a white outdoor finish material. I also painted some butterflies I had bought from a seller of vintage wares on Etsy (they were originally a matte gold) and hung them next to the sign for a pretty touch. I’m much happier with how this space looks now. It’s definitely more inviting.
As for sewing, I only got as far as cutting out my material. Yesterday morning, we went for an early morning ferry ride from South Perth across the river and had breakfast at a café in the Barrack Street Jetty area. Later in the day, I had a few things to get from Bunnings and then got stuck in the kitchen again cooking. Then, in the time I had set aside for crafting, we took an impromptu trip to Salt On The Beach in North Fremantle where we met some friends and their children for a little catch up in the afternoon.
Due to a mix up with my decal order, I actually have a spare one like the one I used only in black if anyone is interested in it… if so, just leave me a comment below and I’ll pop it in the post to the first one who asks…
Hope you are all having a lovely start to the week…