okay, okay, last porch update...
well, we finally finished everything that we had been wanting to clean up/refresh/paint/stain on the porch. and i love it. it's ready for some fall weather with me hanging out on the swing. i hate to admit it, but it's still too warm in the evenings to go out there and relax. so, bring on the cool, crisp autumn air!
new flag, new textured porch floor, fresh coat of paint on the steps, and some stain on the swing, finally.
the stain we picked out ended up being almost a perfect match for the chairs. i'm thinking that in a few weeks, i need to go get some mums and put some color around here.
and, as always, i'm ready for fall long before it is ready for us. so, i made a wreath to welcome it to our home. (spoiler alert: it hasn't gotten the message, yet)