Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Monday

  Hope your week end was great.  Loving the mild fall temps.  Soaking it all in as long as we can here in the midwest before you know what comes!!!!!!!!!


I wanted to share a little project my hubby Terry and I did yesterday.  It was easy peasy and gave a whole new look to our porch.

Remember our blue front porch we painted for summer.  Well...... I just thought this color would not cut it for the winter months.

So with a little paint and about an hour of time we turned the blue summer porch into the taupe fall and winter porch.  This was easy peasy to do and fast.

We used Behr deck over paint from Home Depot in the color Taupe.  They have several colors to choice from.  I chose this one as I thought it blended well with the trim color of our home.

I did not get compensated from Behr or Home Depot these are all my personal opinions.  I wish they would compensate me for all the free advertising I give them LOL!

My fall painted porch is ready and all the decor looks good on the new color porch.  As you can see my hanging bag on the door is still holding out.  I tell you this little impatiens bag does not want to let go.  Fine with me I want to hang on to mild temps too.

I love the mix of the pretty colored leaves falling into the flower beds with the green still holding on from summer.  Love that they co mingle!

Can you say Photo Bomber!!!!!!!!!

Yep! Libby does not want to be my behind the scenes assistant but in the pictures assistant !!

Have a great week.  Be sure to come back on Saturday for two new bloggers in the Spotlight and I also have a great give away coming on Sunday you won't want to miss.  Little hint it has to do with Christmas.  What?!!! you say but hey Christmas will be here before we all know it.  So be sure to come back on Sunday for the give away.
Happy Week.
Kris
:)

52 comments:

  1. Love your new color! It works perfectly with your shutters! I don't want to think about winter....YUCK! I think we should get together soon before the cold comes.

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  2. Kris- You guys did a bang up job on that porch. I do like the new color better for the cold months. It "warms" it up a bit- the blue makes it look "cool", I think. Can't believe that those impatiens have done so well for so long. You really do have a green thumb. Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

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  3. I LOVE it! What a difference it makes!! Lovely porch and the colour is perfection!!! (and I feel the same way about Home Depot, so much free advertising it's ridiculous! lol)

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  4. Your porch looks great! Always.

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  5. Kris, Are you sure you don't own 4 or 5 of those dogs..she's everywhere. LOL I like the new color with every thing you have out. This may be a more neutral color for next year too. Although I did love that blue. Great decorating job. xoxo,Susie

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  6. LOVE the new color Kris and I always love seeing a photo of your cute assistant!! Have a great week!

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  7. Kris,
    The taupe is a Autumn delight. The colors of Fall blend beautifully with your Fall styled porch. Oh Kris I adore Libby and I think she's building up her fan base to start up Miss Libby's blog!!!
    xoxo

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  8. Hi Kris, I love your painted porch with the fall and winter taupe color. So soft and pretty and goes so well with your house trim. I too love Behr deck and concrete paint and we use it for our patio and garage. Your sweet little assistant is adorable.
    Have a wonderful week.
    XO

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  9. LOVE it! I want to paint my whole cement front porch, but I suppose I should wait until next Spring/Summer. ugh. lol.
    Blessings~

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  10. Wow, I love the way it looks, Kris! I like it even better than the before color.

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  11. I love it! I never knew cement porches could be painted until you blogged about the blue porch and now I see they can not only be painted but they can be changed easily. I love it! If I was allowed to make changes to my porch, I would definitely be painting. Love the picture of Libby, the cutest photo bomber ever!
    xo jonni xo

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  12. I love it!!! This new colour is better for winter. Very well done
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. Your new color looks wonderful with the trim on your house. Very fallish!
    Mary Alice

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  14. You're like me and repainting things with the change of seasons. LOL! I love the neutral taupe on your porch floor.

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  15. It's beautiful!!! I think you will be happier with this more neutral color. It goes well with the interior of your mostly white home. You may decide to keep it year round.

    We recently painted our front door and shutters a Martha Stewart grey called cement but it looks more like her driftwood grey. We love it! Gives your home a fresh new mood like a new lipstick!

    Thank you for all your visits. I have slowed way down with blogging. Instagram has been more simple. Enjoy this lovely season. xxo

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  16. I love it! It looks great.
    I love how your bike looks too.
    Happy Autumn,
    Carla

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  17. Its beautiful Kris! I love the front door flowers... are those real and what type of door hanger is this? A little paint just changes everything. Happy Fall Blessings!

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  18. I like the porch color for Fall and Winter - looks good. I can't believe that your plants are still hanging on. They still look good. Libby is just like Waldo, always has to be in the mix of things. He loves it when I take his pictures. Bet Libby follows you around all day - she sure is a pretty dog.
    Did you by chance get a chance to see my Let's Go Shopping post? Since you are thinking Christmas already, maybe you can see some ideas from that.
    Enjoy your Fall weekend.
    Mary

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  19. Your front porch is beautiful and there is your sweet doggie again! Nancy

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  20. Well, that Libby girl is just such a sweetie!! I really like your new porch color and all of your gorgeous fall decor! Do you ever loan out your energizer batteries ~ LOL? You are Always a busy, busy girl!! I need some of that energy!! Blessings to you, Cindy

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  22. I love the new paint color on your porch. My favorite part of your porch decor is the chippy chair with the pumpkin and leaves. Such a beautiful idea! Visiting from Confessions of a Plate Addict and The Scoop link party! ~ Jamie

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  23. It looks so different and it looks so nice. I think fall is here to stay. The trees are beautiful.
    Christmas......thats okay with me.
    .

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  24. You're so ambitious, Kris! It's a great color for fall and goes so well with your brick. I have a concrete stoop out back that I may have to paint now that you say it's easy. :) Libby is adorable!

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  25. What a beautiful fall porch....the flowers hung on the door are so pretty!!!!! Libby is the cutest photo bomber ever and OMG she is such a cutie patootie :o)
    Have a great week.....
    ~Des

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  26. It looks so pretty, Kris. You are right. The new color fits in perfectly with the colder weather. It will warm it up. Love that Libby. She is a perfect compliment to the new color scheme..Happy Monday..Judy

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  27. Libby looks great in the photos :) Wow you painted the porch, so good that you had nice weather to do it in. I need to paint some chairs outside but temps are too cold here. I agree it's the perfect color for Fall.

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  28. Your porch looks great with the taupe! Y'all did a great job! Love your outdoor fall decor too. :)

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  29. love the new porch color, kris:) it lets your cute fall things stand out!

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  30. I would be a photo bomber too, if I could stand and look at that bike all day. xo Laura

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  31. Kris, I can't believe how good your plants are still doing, fabulous. Love the color you chose for the porch. I does blend in so well. Libby is a doll, I could just squeeze her. I wish I still had your energy. I have to do things in bits and pieces. I'm lucky I still can, sorry for that moment.

    Cindy

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  32. O, I LOVE your new front porch...and it looks fabulous in it's fall dress...I can see that even summer colors will look good on that color.

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  33. Your porch looks great, Kris. I just love the way Terry jumps in and works with you on your home projects. That's so cool. Hugs, Nancy

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  34. Your porch is beautiful. My favorite is your drop dead gorgeous floral arrangement on your door Love it all.

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  35. Very nice compliment of color for the fall and winter season Kris ... it's lovely dressed for fall :)

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  36. Does this mean colors will change with the seasons?

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  37. Love the new color Kris..and all of the gorgeous Fall decor...the bike is a showstopper!!!...and love our assistant Libby!

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  38. Kris,
    I adore the taupe on your front porch!!!
    The subtle Autumnal hues are serene and tranquil.
    Great Transformation!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  39. OOOO, I love it that color! Perfect for the cold months for sure!

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  40. I love the new color, just perfect for the Fall!
    I also love that sign...so cute...as is Libby!

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  41. It's a perfect color for your Fall and Winter! Libbey is too sweet! Her hair color matches your home too!! lol! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  42. Hi Kris,
    LOVE LOVE the porch.......but I really want to hug the photo bomber!!xx
    Kathleen

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  43. Oh, how pretty! I love the new look and your choice of colours. It looks very serene and your Libby is adorable! Thanks for giving us a peek and have a lovely weekend.

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  44. Kris, I love the new porch color! Everything looks wonderful-so warm and festive! :)
    Susan

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  45. Love your makeover. Your photo bomber is pretty cute too!
    Kim

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  46. It's amazing what paint can do in transforming the exterior or interior of a home. It's so easy and inexpensive in the long run. Love the porch color! I've begun adding some soft grays to my whites and really like it. I had an hour to spare before the sun comes up and have spent it all catching up on your posts. I always enjoy them!
    Blessings,
    Dru

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  47. Hey Kris! I'm playing catch up today. Your porch looks fantastic! I've been playing with the idea of painting the concrete on our screened porch. I'll check the paint that you used. I'd keep that bag of flowers up too! So pretty! See you at the next post in my email of 80+.... I hate to get behind.

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  48. How fun to color coordinate your porch with the seasons! Your blog is lovely! I am visiting from Ms. Moozy's Sunday Shout Out's... Have a beautiful week :)

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  49. Amazing Kris! I am in awe over you wreath on the door! Wholly Moly it is gorgeous!

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  50. Yay for Libby... every blogger needs a photo bomber!
    Love the new colour Kris. Isn't it amazing how a colour change transforms a look.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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