I will be kicking off Jen Rizzo’s Christmas Home Tour which begins December 2nd! Eek! With preparations for Thanksgiving, that doesn’t give me much time to whip the house into Christmas shape. This week, I have been frantically dusting off bins of decorations and crafting up a storm. I love seeing the Christmas home tour posts, but I also find them a bit overwhelming with so many photo. So, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of what is to come by showing off my newly decorated Christmas porch.
We live in a city “twin” and this past summer had the exterior of our home repainted in Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles, Dovetail Gray, and Rainwashed. I am smitten with how fresh and different it looks. This is my first time decorating the porch since it’s been painted.
I love my blue ceiling and door and wanted to keep within the color palette so chose ornaments in sparkly shades of blue.
I found these two trees at Big Lots and didn’t like the brassy sheen of the urns. With a tiny bit of Rub n’ Buff in Silver Leaf and a paper towel, I was able to transform the metal to silver in a matter of minutes without the hassle of painting.
These trees are pre-lit and look very pretty at night. They add just the touch of glam that I desired by the door.
I kept the decorating out here very simple and non-fussy. A bowl or sparkly blue ornaments sits between the rocking chairs in a pretty silver bowl.
I wanted to try something different for the front door other than a traditional wreath. I took an old pillow case, a garland, some fur trim, a few wrapped boxes, and ornaments and created a “Santa Bag” for the door.
I think it’s adorable and something completely different which is what I wanted.
The ornaments hanging between the columns are attached to a bundle of sticks which are hung from a few nails. Sometimes you have to get incredibly creative in figuring out how to hang Christmas decor.
And here is a full shot of the exterior of the house since I know a few of you requested to see how it turned out. I plan on placing wreaths in all of the windows on the top two levels so just pretend they are already there :).
Thanks for stopping by to see my Christmas porch! I’m excited to show you a few other sneak peeks of my Christmas decorating progress before the big house tour on the 2nd.