Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Day 627's inspiration from the blogosphere
Now that spring seems to have settled in here in the Deep South (I spotted some Azaleas starting to bloom today!), I'm dying to get some of our outdoor spaces in order. The backyard is basically a blank slate, with about ten mature hardwoods and a (falling) retaining wall, so we're taking it pretty slowly and trying to do things as we can.
We've also been working on our curb appeal, and when Joni of Cote de Texas posted this image (above) earlier in the week, I was in love. Don't worry, I'm not going repaint the door, but those square planters and boxwoods did catch my eye.
A quick trip to a favorite local garden shop, and I found something that would fit the bill. Aren't these great? Too bad even the smallest size is much too large for our porch.
Plenty of boxwoods, too. Some round and some shaped into neat little cones. By the way, I love how boxwood green looks with pale blues and grays -- it reminds me of this room.
Is a project ever really done? It doesn't seem that way around here. Nathan of Laurel Street had a little fun with our front door, adding some trim to give it a little more presence (like he did with his cabinet doors). We were going to do this if we stripped and restained it, but it would look great painted, too.
After my whining about the $100 price tag of the ring door knockers I found online, sweet Brittny of Design Champagne pointed me to Restoration Hardware's version -- at much a much more easily swallowed $35 each.