Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall Porch

September has been so busy that I haven't been in town much, or had the time to do one of my favourite things - blogging. 

I picked up a few of these wicker planters from Home Depot during the fall clearance sale, and I like how they look with yellow fall mums on my front porch. It kills me a little every time I lay my eyes on those steps. The concrete steps were there when the house was built. I didn't have our landscaping contractor yank them out because I didn't want to cause any structural damage to the porch. Plus at the time we were having both front and back yards hardscaped at the same time, so in the midst of chaos I had decided to leave the steps alone. And I regretted it ever since. 

There is a paver-stacked platform at the end of the steps, see below. I don't want to touch what's already there, so my only option might be the stamped/patterned concrete. Do you have any experience with stamped concrete landscaping? How do you like it? I think I am going to replace those railings too with wrought iron or black aluminum ones. By the way, I also hired a landscaping company to clean up our front yard: we downsized the four Rose of Sharon trees to two because they were growing out of control; we also gave away a few shrubs to our neighbours so our front yard would look clean and uncluttered, just the way I like it. 

Lastly, Ikea is having a 20% mirror sale until Sept 21. I picked up the Stave mirror and hung it on the wall behind our bedroom door. I like the mirror long and narrow so it doesn't take up much room yet it still allows me to check on my outfits before heading out. I think Miffy likes it too. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

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