Seeing as how summer is almost over, I must admit that I'm a bit behind schedule on my plan to fix up the front porch. To be honest, there's not a whole lot of space to work with but I've watched enough HGTV to know that curb appeal counts for something so I figured it's better late than never.
For Home Decor items, I've been shopping more recently at Ross. I never thought to go there in the past but when I have trouble finding what I'm looking for at Home Goods, I'll stop by Ross which is usually a hit or miss but you definitely can't beat their prices. So after searching high and low for a plant urn I liked at the two Home Goods stores in my area, I spotted this lovely at Ross:
I'm not too sure if it's a planter but figured it I could make it work. I took it home and drilled some holes in the bottom and gave it a fresh coat of black paint. Now came time for the actual planting part. I love the plant urns I see in the city with ivy overflowing the rims but I also love the look of boxwood shrubs. I decided to go for the boxwood since I think it will be much easier to maintain and will hopefully last longer. I swung by Home Depot where I picked one up for $6.99. After finally filling the planter, here's how it looks:
And now here's how the front porch looks so far.
As you can see, I have limited space to work with but I feel there are a few other things I could do to make it look nicer- starting next with getting a new door mat. Any other suggestions?